Theology

  • Program Overview

    Saint Anselm of Canterbury defines Theology as "faith seeking understanding." Since a faith commitment is an essential part to the Gannon University learning community, it follows that a scientific and systematic investigation of that faith plays an important part in the intellectual life at Gannon. 

    With this in mind, the Theology Department offers several courses as part of the Liberal Studies Core. Each student is required first to take Introduction to Sacred Scriptures (LTHE 121). After successful completion of this course, the student is offered his or her choice of one of any of the Theology catalog offerings which vary from semester to semester. Furthermore, each student is required to take either Theology of Moral Responsibility (LTHE 227) or Philosophy of Ethical Responsibility (LPHI 237). 

    In addition, the Theology Department offers a sequence of courses enabling a student to major in the study of Theology or to take specialized Theology courses as an elective in his or her field of concentration. The Theology major at Gannon will find the program to be very thorough in Catholic Theology, thus enabling him or her to specialize in either Biblical Studies or Systematic Theology. The Theology major is required to complete at least 30 credits in Theology and, within the context of the capstone course (THEO 400) to write a thesis showing his or her competence in the field and the ability to do independent research, and to engage in a semester of experiential-learning in order to demonstrate his or her competence in practical theology.

    Program Options

    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Theology Minor

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.