Theological Studies (BA)
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Why choose Theological Studies?
We attract practicing Christians, non-theists, searchers seeking new horizons, or traditionalists studying cultural heritage. By interacting with other belief systems and staying open to diverse interpretations of the Bible, you’ll reflect on your own beliefs and deepen your intellectual understanding of religion.
Theological Studies gives you the tools to have an informed discussion about God, and to address the 21st-century challenges transforming religious faith. You learn creative scholarly methods to examine classical and contemporary theology historically, philosophically, and scripturally. Theology will intersect with the social sciences and other humanist disciplines. You’ll pursue your own theological quest and goals through six areas within Theological Studies:
- Biblical studies
- History of Christianity
- Christian ethics
- Systematic theology
- Church and state relations
Our program gives you concrete tools and skills to engage in many different professions: teaching, research, pastoral ministry, government or non-government positions. It also opens doors to graduate studies.
A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.
- Honours in Theological Studies (60 credits)*
- Major in Theological Studies (42 credits)
- Minor in Theological Studies (24 credits)
*Honours is a highly concentrated program, ideal for students planning to continue to graduate studies. If you are interested in Honours, speak with your program advisor in your first year of study at Concordia. Students applying to the University are able to apply to the major.
Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements
- Quebec Cegep: DEC
- High School: C+
- International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26
- Baccalauréat français: 11
- British system of education (GCE):
- A-levels: At least two A-level exams CD or
- AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
- BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
- Additional information for British System of Education (GCE) applicants
- University Transfers (internal/external): C
Course requirements for admission
None. You must meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available for the fall term only.
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Sample classes include:
- Faith, Reason and the Religious Sense
- Jesus Christ in History and Faith
- Spirituality: Personal, Social and Religious Dimensions
- Themes in the Hebrew Bible
- Theology and Myth
Consult the undergraduate calendar for a complete list of current courses.
Our program opens up many career paths, including:
- Pastoral ministry
- Religious education
- Liberal arts teaching/administration
- Non-therapeutic counseling
- Ethical consulting