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2,000 years of wisdom

Interested in how the Catholic faith illumines and challenges the world? Desire to examine more fully how to live out your baptismal promise? The Catholic intellectual tradition offers 2,000 years of wisdom and insight. Be a part of this rich tradition and engage the signs of the time. The Catholic Studies programs at Marian University seek to provide an integrated formation in the Catholic intellectual tradition, rooted in the disciplines of theology and philosophy.





Tailored to your interests!

Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Catholic Studies
          - with Concentration in Theology
          - with Concentration in Philosophy
          - with Concentration in Pre-Theology
Minor in Catholic Studies
Concentration in Catholic Studies for Non-Majors


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For any questions concerning the curriculum, department, or areas of interest contact: 

Andy Hohman - Department Chair
Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy
ahohman@marian.edu

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Catholic Studies with a concentration in Theology: 39 credits

THL 105 -- Introduction to Theology
THL 208 -- The Church
THL 216 or 218 or 322 -- Moral Issues or Fundamental Catholic Moral Theology or Social Teaching
THL 232 or 236 -- History of Christian Thought or Liturgy and Spirituality
THL 226 -- New Testament
​THL 228 -- Old Testament
THL 361 or elective -- Theory of Catechetics
THL 490 -- Senior Seminar
PHL 130 -- Human Nature and Person
PHL 350 -- God and Philosophy
PHL elective --3 credits
​2 Catholic Studies courses outside of THL/PHL

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Catholic Studies with concentration in Philosophy: 39 credits

PHL 130 -- Human Nature and Person
PHL 150 or 240 or 350 -- Logic or Social and Political Philosophy or God and Philosophy
PHL 203/205 -- Plato and Aristotle or Augustine and Aquinas
PHL 215 -- Personal and Professional Ethics
PHL 320 -- Philosophy of Knowledge
PHL 330 -- Philosophy of Being (Metaphysics)
PHL 349 -- Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
PHL 490 -- Senior Philosophy Seminar
THL 105 -- Introduction to Theology
THL 228 -- New Testament
THL 232 or 332 -- History of Christian Thought or Creative Theologians of the Modern Era
2 Catholic Studies courses outside of PHL/THL

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Catholic Studies with concentration in Pre-Theology: 48 credits

PHL 130 -- Human Nature and Person
PHL 150 -- Logic
PHL 203 -- Plato and Aristotle
PHL 205 -- Augustine and Aquinas
PHL 215 -- Personal and Professional Ethics
PHL 320 -- Philosophy of Knowledge
PHL 330 -- Philosophy of Being (Metaphysics)
PHL 349 -- Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
PHL 350 -- God and Philosophy
PHL 490 -- Senior Philosophy Seminar
THL 103 -- Catholic Beliefs and Practices
THL 105 -- Introduction to Theology
THL 216 -- Moral Issues
THL 226 or 228 -- Old Testament or New Testament
2 Catholic Studies courses outside of PHL/THL

Minor in Catholic Studies: 24 credits

THL 105 -- Introduction to Theology
2 courses chosen from the following:
THL 103 -- Catholic Beliefs and Practices
THL 208 or 216 or 218 -- The Church or Moral Issues or Fundamental Catholic Moral Theology
THL 232 -- History of Christian Thought
THL 236 -- Liturgy and Spirituality
THL 322 -- Catholic Social Teaching
THL 381 -- Special Topics in Catholic Studies

PHL 130 -- Human Nature and Person
2 courses chosen from the following:
PHL 205 -- Augustine and Aquinas
PHL 215 -- Personal and Professional Ethics
PHL 240 -- Social and Political Philosophy
PHL 350 -- God and Philosophy
PHL 381 -- Selected Topics in Catholic Studies


2 Catholic Studies courses outside of PHL/THL

Concentration in Catholic Studies for Non-Majors: 15 credits

THL 105 -- Introduction to Theology
PHL 130 -- Human Nature and Person
9 additional credits chosen from the following set with at least one course from THL and PHL:
THL 103 -- Catholic Beliefs and Practices
THL 232 -- History of Christian Thought
THL 236 -- Liturgy and Spirituality
THL 322 -- Catholic Social Teaching
THL 381 -- Selected Topics in Catholic Studies
PHL 205 -- Augustine and Aquinas
PHL 215 -- Personal and Professional Ethics
PHL 240 -- Social and Political Philosophy
PHL 350 -- God and Philosophy
PHL 381 -- Selected Topics in Catholic Studies

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