Theological Studies (EC)

Major: Theological Studies

God reveals himself through His Word and, to a lesser degree, through His world. The Theological Studies Major examines the Bible, God’s revealed Word, in broad introductory overviews of the Holy Scriptures (isagogics) as well as in close reading of a particular biblical book (exegetical studies). The major also studies God’s providence in history. In addition, students receive practical training in the application of their studies in ministry to others. The Theological Studies Major offers some students the opportunity for a vocation in the church, either as a primary or secondary calling.

Through participation in, and upon completion of, the Theological Studies Major at Concordia University Wisconsin, students will:

  • Have a greater understanding of God’s Word, the Holy Scripture
  • Appreciate the value of sound Christian doctrine based squarely on the Bible
  • Develop a heightened awareness of God’s working throughout history
  • Grow in their relationship with Christ and put His teachings into practice in their vocations
  • Employ various methods of delivering and defending biblical truth in a relevant and practical way to diverse groups
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research skills

Students who complete this major and who wish to become certified through the The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod with the designation “Minister of Religion Commissioned – Director of Church Ministries (DCM)” should apply to the Director of Church Ministries Certification Program. Application forms are available from the church ministries office at or at 262-243-4343. Applicants must be of good moral character and must meet other qualifications specified by the program. Completion of the courses in the Director of Church Ministries Online Certificate program are required for certification. Graduates may be solemnly called to positions in congregations or recognized service organizations of the church, and may be eligible to be rostered in The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. 

Core Requirements 144
Major Requirements33
Minor: Optional
Total Hours128

Major Requirements

Required Core Courses
CCE 110Western Culture & Worldview3
CCE 120Western Thought & Worldview3
CCE 140Science & Humanity3
Communication and Language - Communication3
Natural World - Science3
Natural World - Mathematics3
Human Beings and Being Human - Physical Development2
Human Creativity and Expression3
Society and Culture6
Required Major Courses
AL 107Student Success Strategies3
AL 204College Writing 13
AL 379Classical Greece and Rome 13
AL 159Heritage of Faith 13
REL 201Old Testament3
REL 203New Testament3
REL 383Gospel of Luke3
AL 395Life of Christ3
REL 204Biblical Theology 13
REL 376Christian Ethics3
REL 387Christ's People Thru the Ages 13
REL 233Communicating Bible Messages3
REL 229Rel Educ-Youth & Adults3
REL 287Christian Care Giving3
REL 310Religion in America Today3
or REL 410 World Religions
REL 312Office Professional Chrch Work3
Major Electives
Select 51 elective credits51
Total Hours128