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Theology, B.A.

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  • 48 months
Erie, PA, United States
Theology majors at Gannon University receive thorough instruction in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and Christian Theology, enabling them to engage in independent research and a semester of service-learning.
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Theology is rooted in human reflection and investigation oriented towards the mystery of God who, in goodness and wisdom, is revealed in the prophets and in Jesus Christ.

Students majoring in Theology at Gannon University will critically engage the Catholic Intellectual Tradition that is animated by the relationship between faith and reason and includes the interpretation of the Bible, the articulation of Christian faith, liturgy and worship, Christian morality, and the pastoral mission of the people of God in the modern world. 

Through theological reflection and investigation, students majoring in theology will seek to uncover truth about God and the human family and appreciate religious diversity in the world.

You Will Achieve

Because theology integrates both faith and reason, theology majors have a unique opportunity to develop critical thinking skills by engaging the Catholic Intellectual Tradition through interdisciplinary methods of investigation.  Theology majors are prepared for careers that expect creative thinking, rigorous investigation, and ethical engagement with the world. Such opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • education
  • ministry
  • career in research/writing
  • community organizer

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 include:

  • Foundations of Theology and Christian Morality
  • The Bible: An Introduction
  • Faith, Revelation and Theology
  • Theology of Jesus Christ
  • Vatican and Catholic Tradition
  • Women and Pilgrim Church
  • American Catholicism

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General Requirements

  • Completion of 16 academic units at the high school level, four of which must be English; remainder of units are to be comprised of social sciences, foreign language, mathematics and science.
  • Academic course selection, grades, letters of recommendation, personal statement and SAT/ACT scores will be carefully reviewed for admission consideration.
  • Demonstrate motivation and curiosity through interests and extracurricular activities.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16135 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16135 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Erie

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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