A course is an educational scheme that introduces students to an area of study. Students learn the basics of the discipline, and upon graduation they receive a diploma or certificate.
What is a course in theology? Depending on the school or program, these courses can be either confessional or non-confessional. In the case of the former, students learn the tenants of a given religious tradition and have the chance to formulate and defend their own interpretation of scripture. Non-confessional courses, on the other hand, study the ways in which religious thought has evolved through time and the impact it has had on religious practice. Coursework is generally reading and writing intensive, with an emphasis on critical and analytical thinking.
Religion is a key component of many people's lives, and there is therefore a high demand for theological understanding. Studying theology can be quite personally beneficial in this regard. Students can come to better understand their own faith, as well as the beliefs of others.
Each program will involve different expenses, such as tuition and registration fees. These costs vary from school to school based on the school's size and location. Contact programs directly for more information.
A course in theology, whether confessional or not, can lead to a number of careers. Students can opt to go into priesthood or join a seminary. On the other hand, students who are more interested in the academic study of religion can seek higher-level degrees in the subject and become academics in the field of religious studies. Religion also plays a key part in diplomacy, which means that particularly ambitious graduates can put their learning to use as a foundation for a career in global politics.
In the end, a course in theology can open the door to both personal understanding and a range of career options. Students who are interested in learning more about the various available programs are encouraged to utilize our searchable listing of schools. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
The Associate in Biblical Studies is a two–year degree accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education. The curriculum provides for a variety of concentrations to accommodate student interests and career or service goals. [+]
Our Sociology & Religion Program takes you through millennia of Rome’s religious and cultural development. Courses consider the emergence of Christianity in the Roman Empire, the history of Judaism in Rome, social issues in modern Italy, and more. Opportunities to enroll in a Religious Studies or Social Science course at Università degli Studi Roma Tre add to your curriculum, and an Italian language course rounds out your Sociology or Religion focus. [+]
From ancient Roman mythology to a modern-day papal audience, there is no denying religion’s integral role in Rome’s culture throughout history.What You'll Study
Our Sociology & Religion Program takes you through millennia of Rome’s religious and cultural development. Courses consider the emergence of Christianity in the Roman Empire, the history of Judaism in Rome, social issues in modern Italy, and more. Opportunities to enroll in a Religious Studies or Social Science course at Università degli Studi Roma Tre add to your curriculum, and an Italian language course rounds out your Sociology or Religion focus.
Rome and its surrounding region are also your classroom. All courses are trip intensive and include faculty-led visits to some of Rome’s most significant sites for religion and sociology. Imagine spending an afternoon in Rome’s Jewish quarter or a day in Assisi taking a pilgrimage walk to the landmarks in the life of St. Francis.... [-]
To provide a stimulating, gospel-shaped academic environment in the Reformed tradition for students who are enrolled in PhD and Masters-level studies at other universities, as well as for students who are enrolled in GWC’s Bachelor of Theology Honours programme. [+]
Examine the early Christian church from the role Pontius Pilate played in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, to the inception and adoption of Nicene Christianity throughout the Roman Empire in the 4th century. [+]
Designed for students seeking a deeper understanding of the ties between Western Europe and the Muslim world, this multi-location program offers a glimpse into the intertwining cultures, politics, histories, and economies of Morocco and Spain. [+]