Why Study Theology?

Consider studying Theology if you want to make sense of religious traditions, spiritual questions, and the common questions people have about life.

Whatever your goal, your Theology degree will connect you more deeply to an understanding of God. At USF, we’re here to support and challenge your faith journey.

But, is it right for me?

We asked our professors and they said a Theology major:

  • Enjoys conversation about Scripture
  • Wants to explore their personal faith
  • Enjoys complex conversations about a variety of topics
  • Enjoys details in reading and writing

Skills You'll Obtain

Use Scripture as a theological and pastoral resource

Discuss moral issues through a theological perspective

Reflect on your own faith and share your beliefs with others

Theology at USF is unique in giving students the rare opportunity to study both Western and Eastern (especially Byzantine and Coptic) Traditions of Christianity in ways that are respectful and faithful to those traditions while open to the context of our time.– Dr. Adam Deville, Department Chair

After Graduation

A degree in Theology teaches you to think, read, and write well. All employers need people with those skills. Specifically, our alumni have gone on to study theology in graduate school or seminary, teach theology or religion, serve the diocese, and work in a parish.

Types of careers you may have after you graduate include:

  • Pastor
  • Missionary
  • Chaplain
  • Teacher
  • Professor/Scholar