Chaired by James Flynn, Ph.D.
Students at Caldwell University are delighted that their classes in Theology and Philosophy connect to their studies and interests in history, law, medicine, health care, communications and more. In this video, professors in the department share how the vibrant disciplines of Theology and Philosophy can be integrated into other academic fields and impact students’ lives favorably and richly. Within Caldwell university’s purpose to advance higher education within a Catholic framework, the Department of Theology and Philosophy serves a vital role. We contribute to this purpose through instruction in the principles of philosophy and Catholic theology. We are motivated by a desire to instill high ideals of character and conduct, develop religious fervor, social skills, and intellectual abilities that are becoming of a cultured citizen. Our mission is to gift our students with Sapientia et Scientia.
The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology, and minors in both theology and philosophy.
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MAJORS & MINORS
B.A. in Theology
The department offers a B.A. in Theology, minors in theology and philosophy.
Requirements for Core Curriculum
For students entering Caldwell University summer 2011 or later, 3 credits in philosophy and 3 credits in theology must be taken, with additional offerings available for meeting enriched core requirements. For the required credits, students must take PH 102 and TH 102. For these students, TH 102 serves as a prerequisite for all theology courses and PH 102 serves as a prerequisite for all other philosophy courses.
(For Students Entering Before Summer 2011) 9 – 15 CREDITS
Students, unless exempted by the department, must complete three courses in theology: TH 101 God and the Human Condition, one 200-level course and one 300-level course. Students must also complete two courses in philosophy: PH 102 Introduction to Philosophy and a second elective course (these courses must be taken in sequence). In addition, students who choose to waive core curriculum credits in this discipline may waive their second philosophy course and/or their 300-level theology course. The 200-level theology course must still be taken as a prerequisite for the 300-level course, unless exempted by the department chairperson for exceptional circumstances.
For students entering Caldwell University summer 2011 or later, 3 credits in philosophy and 3 credits in theology must be taken, with additional offerings available for meeting enriched core requirements. For the required credits, students must take PH 102 and TH 102. For these students, TH 102 serves as a prerequisite for all 200- and 300-level theology courses.
A Catholic Liberal Arts Education
At the core of a Caldwell education is our liberal arts curriculum, designed to guide students to critical thinking skills, appreciate diverse cultures, and acquire a moral and civic awareness.
Students develop the whole self as they absorb learning through our liberal arts core: the humanities; the physical and biological sciences, and mathematics; and the social sciences.