Theology Minor (M)

The Theology minor is intended primarily for students who are preparing for certification as professional church workers such as Lutheran School Teachers.  For this reason an internship in the appropriate area of professional church work is included in the requirements. Other students interested in theological study should consider a minor or major in Christian Thought.


Required Core Courses
Old Testament
Biblical Theology
Any REL course with a number above 204
Required Courses
REL 203New Testament3
Theology/Philosophy Course
Select one of the following:3
Lutheran Confessions (recommended for all church-work students)
Law and Gospel in the Life of the Church
A Survey of Christian Thought
Christian Apologetics
Christ and Culture
Office of Church Worker Course
ED 4411The Profession and Ethics of Teaching (for education students)3
or REL 312 Office of the Professional Church Worker
Internship Course
Select one of the following:3
Church Ministries Internship
ED 44XX Student Teaching (for education students)
Religious Education Course
Select one of the following:3
Religious Education of Youth and Adults
Communicating Bible Messages
Teaching the Faith (for education students)
Comparative Religion Course
REL 310Religion in America Today3
or REL 410 World Religions
Total Hours18

This major/minor is not permitted to share (overlap) any credits with the core curriculum, with a major, with a minor, or with a certificate per departmental policy unless otherwise specified in the curriculum.