Theology and Philosophy Department
Theology and Philosophy are the "sister sciences" that help us to understand the world around us; theology builds on what we receive in faith through God's revelation and philosophy builds on what we receive through thoughtful consideration of the world around us.
While the department emphasizes the Roman Catholic and Franciscan heritage of the University, students of other traditions will find courses among the department’s offerings that challenge them to consider the essential questions of life’s meaning in light of their own traditions.
Students in the Theology-Philosophy Department become informed and articulate persons who are prepared for careers of service in the church and society. Their involvement in the Theology-Philosophy department will introduce them to the spirit of the Catholic university as presented by Pope John Paul II in Ex Corde Ecclesiae. We also encourage students to develop their own spirituality in the course of their studies as well as to participate in supervised internships that prepare them for leadership roles in ministry to the church.
Students who wish to major in theology may select one of four tracks: Theological Foundations, Biblical Theology, Theology Teacher, and Theological Studies. These tracks are designed to provide a solid foundation in theology, yet offer the student the opportunity to tailor a course of study that meets his or her particular personal interests and career goals.
- Ethics in Business and Society
- Philosophy in Film, Literature and Art
- Independent Philosophy Study II
- History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval
- History of Philosophy: Modern
- Independent Philosophy Study III
- Independent Philosophy Study IV
- Philosophy Independent Research
- Christian and Franciscan Traditions
- Christian Spirituality and Prayer
- Francis, Clare and Franciscan Spirituality
- Special Topics in Scripture II
- Special Topics in Theology II
- God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
- Special Topics in Scripture III
- Special Topics in Theology III
Professor of Philosophy; Theology Department Chair
Assistant Professor of Theology & Philosophy