Explore the past and present influence of theology on the world. Prepare yourself to serve in the church or to attend graduate school.

If you’re interested in studying with theological scholars in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod context, this is the program for you.

Career Opportunities

  • Bible Translator
  • Church Administrator
  • Church Camp Director 
  • Church Music Director 
  • Church Youth Worker
  • Deacon/Deaconess 
  • Director of Christian Education 
  • Missionary 
  • Peace Corps Worker
  • Religious Education Teacher/Director
  • Religious Television/Video Programmer
  • Social Worker
  • Theological Writer/Journalist
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Youth Minister 

Study Format

  • On Campus
  • Online

Theology Program and Degree Overview

It’s about perspectives: The Bachelor of Arts in Theology is a broad-basis degree program that prepares students as future teachers, satisfies career options and is excellent preparation for students interested in continuing their education at the graduate level.

Courses offer in-depth studies in areas such as biblical studies, systematic theology, historical theology, Christian education and Christianity in society.

Theology coursework begins with introductory study of the Old Testament, the New Testament and Lutheran theology. You will also take courses including Christian Life, the Church and its Ministry, World Religions and Senior Seminar in Theology.

Once you complete your introductory courses in theology, you may then take upper-level offerings. These include specialized courses in the Bible, advanced courses in Church history and additional courses in Christian thought. Concordia-Chicago also has introductory and intermediate courses in Biblical Greek and Hebrew. Those allow you to read the Christian scriptures in their original language.

You may also opt to minor in theology. This is a great complement to the many programs offered at CUC, including philosophy, history, theatre, communication and political science.

For details about required courses and course descriptions, please visit our online catalog

Theology Major Opportunities

CUC offers the opportunity to explore vast resources in theology and liberal arts.

Resources include neighboring universities, seminaries, libraries and museums. Opportunities for cultural enrichment, parish service and field work are also available, where, as a theology student, you can apply your knowledge to the world around you.

There is also an array of internship and service possibilities in the Chicagoland area equip you with the tools needed to be effective in your future endeavors. You will become part of a community committed to the intellectual and spiritual growth of each member. Your professors and Career Services will work with you to find the perfect fit.