Follow your passions for the big questions in life!

You want to pursue the big theological questions? You wonder what impact faith has on society? You want to reflect on the common good in the religious traditions? You’re interested in learning more about your own faith? You want a more courses on your transcript that might help you stand out a bit in a very competitive job market? You’re already really busy with your major(s), and couldn’t possibly fit another major in? We have the perfect academic program for you: a Minor in Theology.

Our very successful Minor in Theology is designed for students who would like to pursue their theological interests but can’t, because of academic or work considerations, fit in all the courses required for a major. The minor in Theology is a popular choice for many students, because it only requires three courses beyond the three already present in the Arts and Sciences Core; if you’re in one of the other colleges, you only need to take four extra courses, all of them on the third level, all of them taught by fulltime faculty.

The minor consists of six courses distributed across several curricular areas in the department.


  1. One introductory level course, THEO 1001
  2. One second level course, THEO 2000-level
  3. Four specialized 4000-level courses

For students in the Klingler College of Arts & Sciences, this means that you only need three additional Theology courses beyond your Core and College requirements to qualify for the Theology Minor.

Minor in Theology

If scheduling problems occur please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for further help (e.g., waiver).

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“O my God, teach me to be generous, teach me to serve you as I should, to give without counting the cost, to fight without fear of being wounded, to work without seeking rest, to labour without expecting any reward,

but the knowledge that I am doing your most holy will.”

 St. Ignatius of Loyola


For more information regarding the Theology Majors or Minor, contact:

Dr. Ulrich Lehner

Director of Undergraduate

Studies in Theology

(414) 288-7333


Dr. Lehner





Theology Department Mission Statement

Theology Department Mission Statement

Marquette University defines itself as Christian, Catholic, Jesuit, urban, and independent. The Department of Theology functions within the university to investigate and understand the Catholic tradition, its relation to other Christian communions, and to other religions of the world. Read more of our mission statement.