Quick Facts

  • 122 credit hours, including 60 hours in core theological content
  • Ministry Capstone project provides hands-on experience with a local church or religiously affiliated organization
  • Only Catholic institution in Louisiana, outside of New Orleans, to offer a Theology degree
  • Endorsed by the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge
  • Serves as the academic hub for the Diocesan Diaconate/Lay Formation Program, which requires enrollment in theology coursework
  • Member of the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities (institutions characterized by Franciscan values)

Mission Statement

The mission of the Theology program, in union with the teachings of the Catholic church, is to theologically educate and form servant leaders for Christian ministry or graduate education.

The Theology program’s mission aligns with the University mission in three ways:

  • It is union with the teaching of the Catholic church;
  • It aims to educate integrated thinkers and faithfilled citizens; and
  • It aims to form servant leaders in the pattern of St. Francis.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Upon completion of the Theology program graduates will be able to:

  1. Assess a theological or ministerial problem by the appropriate use of Catholic scripture.
  2. Apply the theological principles of Catholic systematic theology to contemporary theological, spiritual, or ministerial problems.
  3. Organize significant Christian events historically.
  4. Evaluate ethical decisions from the perspective of Catholic moral theology.
  5. Construct written and oral presentations for academic or catechetical audiences.