USF theology majors receive a firm foundation in the basic knowledge and awareness regarding the religious nature of the human person in relationship to God. In this pursuit, students will gain a broad exposure into the history of religious expression and belief, particularly that of the Roman Catholic Church.
Emphasis is on Scripture, tradition, Catholic Church doctrine, and the application of ethics and morality to everyday life. While the focus is on Roman Catholicism, the interrelationships with other Christian denominations and non-Christian religions are also pursued in a spirit of ecumenism.
- Pastoral Ministry
- Teaching Ministry
- Franciscan Service
The University of St. Francis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
“USF has given me an unforgettable experience. Faculty members have allowed me to grow both intellectually and as a person. Each professor has supported me and my goals, and was more than willing to help me achieve anything I set my mind to. I was pushed and motivated to learn, grow, and become a better person. This incredible support system has surrounded me with an incredible group of colleagues, mentors, and friends.”
What Can You Do With This Degree?
Grow Through Real-World Experience
Many students come to USF with a specific ministry mind. Internships help students gain hands-on experience and best determine the focus they wish their work to take. Additionally, the university hosts many opportunities for studying abroad, with some programs visiting locations such as Assisi, Rome and the Holy Lands.
University Ministry also allows students to carry out their calling to serve at home and abroad in agencies in need. Each May, students participate in a mission trip to Sucre, Bolivia, where they work in orphanages, hospitals and prisons. Other students serve as Peer Ministers in USF’s residence halls, providing students with values-based programs, service opportunities and a supportive ear.