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Theology, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Reading, OH, United States
Sooner or later, most people encounter and consider life’s big questions.Why are we here? Is anything in life really certain? What is a good life? Does God really exist? Are our lives driven by fate, or are we free? Are there higher laws than those we compose? How can we recognize good and evil? What is the meaning of the human religious experience?
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Overview

If those and other important questions intrigue you, you may be drawn toward the study of theology. Theological study has for centuries attempted to address these profound types of issues, and the discussion continues today. Alvernia’s theology program focuses on the Judeo-Christian tradition with emphasis on the Catholic expression of that tradition, but also exposes students to other faith traditions.

Majoring in theology does not necessarily mean that you’ll go to work for a church organization, although many students enter the program with that as their goal. Other theology majors find their place within a community organization or a healthcare setting, or may seek a career as a lawyer, teacher, public employee or journalist.

When you study theology, you build knowledge and skills that can be applied in nearly every endeavor. You will become adept at problem solving, and acquire the ability to express your thoughts and communicate clearly. You will learn the art of effective argumentation and improve your research and writing skills. In short, you’ll acquire abilities that will serve you well your entire life.

The abilities you’ll develop as you study in this major set you apart and make you valuable to employers. In addition, you’ll discover that exploring and wrestling with questions that have occupied mankind since its beginning are some of the most rewarding endeavors you will ever encounter.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Foundations of Theology
  • Christ and the Church
  • Christian Approach to Morality
  • Medical Moral Theology
  • Global Issues: The Gospel Perspective
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel Portrait of Jesus
  • Biblical Studies: Old Testament Studies
  • Biblical Studies: New Testament Studies
  • Introduction to Eastern Philosophy and Religion
  • Santo Domingo (includes a week-long immersion experience in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
  • Marriage and Sexuality
  • Issues in Historical Theology
  • Franciscan Studies
  • Franciscan Pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome (travel course)
  • Mysticism
  • Medieval and Reformation Theological Evolution
  • Worship and Sacraments
  • Judaic Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Students seeking admission to Alvernia University may apply any time after

completion of the junior year in high school. All candidates should submit the

following:

  • 1. Application for admission
  • 2. $25 non-refundable application fee
  • 3. Official secondary school transcripts or record of equivalency
  • 4. Official SAT or ACT scores
  • 5. Personal Essay

Tuition Fee

  • National

    32840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32840 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Full-Time (12-17 credits/semester)- 2017-2018 Tuition

Living costs for Reading

  • 1015 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

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