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Theology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Saint Paul, MN, United States
Majoring in Theology involves studying Biblical and Lutheran beliefs, teachings, history, practices and ethics. How is God’s intent disclosed in biblical texts and the Lutheran Confessions? How do Christian themes play out in themes play out in culture, artwork, books and movies? How are we to make moral choices? You’ll develop a greater understanding of people, interrelationships and morally important contemporary societal issues as you take 42 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree.


Students in the major in theology will:

  • be able to summarize the contents and evangelical message of the biblical text, as this Word of God focuses on Jesus Christ;
  • come to an awareness of the basic assumptions about reality foundational to Christianity, understood from the perspective of the Christian gospel;
  • acquire a familiarity with the history of Christianity and Christian theology in its various contexts and expressions;
  • come to understand the larger body of Christian teaching in relationship to the New Testament gospel;
  • grow in an ability to apply a Lutheran theological perspective to the study of historical, doctrinal, and societal issues.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Church History
  • Mission of God
  • Lutheran Doctrine I
  • Lutheran Doctrine I
  • Lutheran Doctrine II
  • Athens and Jerusalem
  • Senior Thesis

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General Requirements

Admission Requirements:
  • Apply Online
  • Submit official copies of your high school transcripts.
  • Request your transcripts online
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  • Submit your official ACT or SAT scores.
  • ACT Plus Writing preferred for Education students
  • $30 Application Fee: Pay online or submit check payable to Concordia University.
  • *If you have applied online or visited Concordia’s campus, your application fee will be waived!
  • Students who do not meet initial admissions criteria may be asked to complete one or more of the following items:
  1. Proctored Writing Sample (PDF)
  2. Letter of Recommendation (PDF) To be completed by guidance counselor or teacher
  3. Admissions Interview
  4. Additional Semester of Coursework

International Students

One who has not attended an institution of higher education for at least one year must submit the following:

  • Online or Paper Application
  • $30 Application Fee
  • Pay online or submit check payable to Concordia University
  • Official High School Transcripts (for all institutions attended)
  • Official Credit Evaluation of credits earned/degrees completed at any non-United States institution
  • Evaluations must be from approved members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
  • Certification of Finances indicating the financial source for the expense of attending Concordia University
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21250 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    21250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21250 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Paul

  • 1040 - 1760 USD/month
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