Bachelor of Arts inTheology

Majoring in Theology involves studying Biblical and Lutheran beliefs, teachings, history, practices and ethics. How is God’s intent disclosed in biblical texts and the Lutheran Confessions? How do Christian themes play out in themes play out in culture, artwork, books and movies? How are we to make moral choices? You’ll develop a greater understanding of people, interrelationships and morally important contemporary societal issues as you take 42 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Theology Curriculum Overview

Students in the major in theology will be able to summarize the contents and evangelical message of the biblical text, as this Word of God focuses on Jesus Christ. They will come to an awareness of the basic assumptions about reality that are foundational to Christianity, understood from the perspective of the Christian gospel. Through coursework students will acquire a familiarity with the history of Christianity and Christian theology in its various contexts and expressions. Students will come to understand the larger body of Christian teaching in relationship to the New Testament gospel, and grow in an ability to apply a Lutheran theological perspective to the study of historical, doctrinal, and societal issues.


Bachelor of Arts degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits.

Student Outcomes

95%95% of CSP grads receive job offers within one year of graduation. (*First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul)
$57,736Highest average salary among MN private school grads (bachelor's) four years after graduation(*salary data source:
44%CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average. (*Graduate earning data source:

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Meet Your Professors

Dr. Mark Schuler Department of Theology and Ministry Chairperson, Professor of Theology

Schuler passes on his passion for Biblical Greek and the New Testament to Concordia students in the classroom.

Heath Lewis, DCE Faculty, Theology & Ministry; Director of DCE Program

Heath Lewis will be involved in reinvigorating the historically strong Christian Education programs at Concordia University.

Dr. Suzanne Hequet Term Faculty of Theology

Dr. Hequet has a passion for Church History, in particular the 16th century Reformation.

Dr. Rhoda Schuler Term Faculty in Religion

Dr. Schuler’s research passions are liturgical theology and ritual studies, which she views as more than academic disciplines.