The Theology Department at Carroll College is dedicated to teaching Christian theology in the Roman Catholic tradition. Through a variety of course offerings, faculty and students explore the nature of the Christian faith, the biblical and intellectual heritage of the Christian faith, and how this heritage has informed and continues to inform Christian belief and practice. The goal of this theological inquiry is three-fold: (1) to help students understand the particularity of Catholicism in relation to the broader Christian tradition, (2) to consider important questions about the role of the Christian faith in contemporary culture, and (3) to provide students with a solid knowledge of and appreciation for different faith perspectives.
Carroll's Theology Program provides a solid foundation for both deepening one's faith and for further study in graduate programs around the country. Theology graduates have pursued advanced research in theology and other fields at such prestigious institutions as the Harvard Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary, Fordham Universi3ty, University of Notre Dame, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Iliff School of Theology, and the Gregorian University in Rome.
Carroll’s theology majors derive from numerous religious backgrounds. This multitude of perspectives enhances the learning experience for all theology students. Modest class sizes allow students the opportunity to establish close relationships with their professors. Access to instructors who take the time to know their pupils and invest genuine concern for their futures augments the Carroll learning experience and encourages future success.
“Instead of studying how we live, theology studies why we live.”
Theology graduates are ideally prepared for graduate school in theology as teachers, priests, ministers, or laity involved with educational institutions or in fostering and encouraging religious beliefs and values in their communities. Theology students are encouraged to pursue a major in a second field to broaden their career options and possible fields for graduate study. Students have double-majored in pre-med, education, philosophy, and political science, to name a few.