Applied Theology Major (A)

The Applied Theology major centers on the study of the Word of God as revealed in the Sacred Scriptures and taught by the Church. It also includes courses which develop the student’s skills for communicating this Word in our contemporary culture. The applied theology major is open to all students who desire to prepare for graduate level studies in theology. It is recommended that LCMS pre-seminary students select this major. Selecting this major does not constitute entrance into the LCMS pre-seminary program. Please see program description for more details.

Core Requirements 145
Major Requirements33
Electives (credits will vary depending on Major(s) and minor selected)48
Minor: Required (minimum 18 credits)
Total Hours126

 Major Requirements

Required Core Courses
Old Testament
Biblical Theology
Intro to Sociology (recommended)
Interpersonal Communication (recommended)
Advanced Writing
Creative Writing
Greek I 1
Public Speaking
Required Courses
COMM 105Public Speaking3
COMM 205Advanced Public Speaking3
REL 203New Testament3
REL 404Lutheran Confessions3
REL 440Lutheran Worship Theol & Pract3
REL 490Senior Seminar I3
REL 491Senior Seminar II3
Major Electives
Bible Elective3
It is recommended to select any course pertaining to upper-level Old or New Testament content
Historical Theology Elective3
It is recommended to select:
A Survey of Christian Thought
Theology/ Family Life Elective3
It is recommended to select one of the following:
Foundations of Youth Ministry
Youth Culture
Youth Ministry Admin
Writing Elective
It is recommended to select one of the following:
Advanced Writing (May be counted in core)
Creative Writing (May be counted in core)
Classical & Modern Rhetoric
Philosophy/ Literature Elective3
It is recommended to select one of the following:
Elementary Logic
Moral Phil:Right & Wrong
Christian Apologetic I
Bioethical Dilemmas
Total Hours33