Bachelor of Arts
Catholic Theology

Catholic Theology

Theology deals with the question of God. In doing so, it must also ask the question of humanity. Theology is the scientific reflection on faith, which follows certain research methods and allows for intersubjective understanding. Catholic theology reflects on faith from the perspective of the Catholic Church as a religious community, covering a diverse range of issues touched by Christian faith. 

These are summarized in four focus areas: Biblical Theology (Old Testament, New Testament), Historical Theology (ancient church history, medieval and modern church history), Systematic Theology (fundamental theology, dogmatics, Christian social studies, moral theology) and Practical Theology (religious education, liturgy, pastoral theology, canon law). The curriculum is complemented by courses in philosophy. 

Students of theology are introduced to a wide range of academic disciplines, exploring their methodologies and ways of thinking. In addition to subject knowledge and methodological skills acquired during their studies, graduates of theology can draw on their experience in engaging with different approaches to handle the diverse range of contexts they will face at the intersection between Church, society and academia. 

Studying Catholic Theology as a single-subject degree program allows for comprehensive undergraduate studies of theology. Subject-specific electives facilitate building an individual profile, e.g. with regard to a specialized master’s degree program.

Possible lines of work:
Speaker for organizations run by or affiliated with the Church, development cooperation (church aid organizations), education for children, youth and adults, counseling, coaching, journalism, HR, positions at archives, libraries and museums


Open admission
Bachelor of Arts
6 Semester
Winter semester
Summer semester
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