Girl in Theology class

College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

Are you curious about religious experiences, practice, and traditions? A theology degree from St. Kate’s will develop your critical thinking and communication skills as you investigate the moral issues, spiritual aspirations, and intellectual journeys of contemporary believers.

Program Details

Take 32 credits per year to finish your degree in four years.

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Explore Religion and Spirituality in a Welcoming Environment

You’ll develop strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills by discussing how religious history and thought applies to contemporary life. St. Kate’s theology program welcomes all, regardless of religious background. You will study within the Judeo-Christian framework in particular, but not exclusively.

Many classes are cross-listed with women’s studies, such as Women, Gender, and the Bible, Women in American Christianity, and Human Sexuality: Theological and Spiritual Explorations.

Our faculty are scholars of the highest caliber with expertise in ethics, poetry, liberationist readings of the Bible, Second Temple Judaism, ecological theology, and modern women’s spirituality.

Theology professor Bill McDonough and students in class at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Careers in Theology

With a St. Kate’s major in theology, you’ll gain the insight and experience to pursue careers in ministry and, combined with another degree, a variety of other options such as:

  • youth ministries
  • nonprofit organizations
  • liturgical publishers
  • teaching religious studies
  • pastoral and catechetical ministries

Your theology degree also positions you for graduate work in theology and other fields, including psychology, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, optometry, pharmacy, and medical technology.