Department of Philosophy and Theology
In light of the Catholic and Franciscan character of the University, the department of Philosophy and Theology helps students to integrate faith and reason in service to the Church and world.
Full-time faculty members are all Catholic. Each holds a mandatum from the local bishop, which is a commitment to teach in full communion with the Church.
Our theology courses introduce students to:
- The Catholic theological traditions of both East and West
- The relation of faith and reason
- The search for unity between Christians
- Interfaith dialogues
- The pursuit of virtue and a better world
Our philosophy courses introduce students to:
- The nature of philosophical reasoning, including logic
- The history of philosophy
- The ways of ethical reasoning
The Department of Philosophy & Theology offers three majors,
- Catholic Studies
- Franciscan Studies
and a Master of Arts in Theology.
Some graduates of our programs pursue further study in law, politics, and other disciplines.
Other graduates are often employed in schools, parishes, dioceses, hospitals and other institutions where they are able to serve the Church and world.