Loyola University Maryland

Department of Theology

Undergraduate Learning Aims

Students who successfully complete the Theology major will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations for theological reflection, including the major events of the biblical narratives, the development of key practices and doctrines throughout history, and contemporary theological debates.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to read and analyze the Bible, as well as other theological texts from the ancient to the modern era.
  • Communicate theological ideas effectively in spoken and written form.
  • Respond intelligently in life and thought to the way these texts and traditions challenge (and are challenged by) our contemporary world, including other religions, cultures, and pressing moral issues.