Bachelor of Arts in Theology

The Bachelor of Arts in Theology with Emphasis in Pastoral Studies Degree Program is designed to provide an efficient and high quality delivery of theology and pastoral studies courses. This online degree opportunity provides an avenue for church volunteers and ministers to complete their degrees in theology.

ac-badgeThe Bachelor of Arts in Theology with Emphasis in Pastoral Studies Program provides degree seeking students an appropriate level of knowledge and understanding in the fields of theology and pastoral ministry. In addition, Brescia University has designed and delivered diocesan education and formation programs, which adhere to the competency expectations of the National Association of Lay Ministry (NALM).

It also aligns with the “Basic Standards of Readiness” as articulated in the National Directory for the Formation, Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States. Additionally, nontraditional students taking the courses for general education requirement (GER) credit will gain a basic understanding of Catholic theology.

The Bachelor of Arts in Theology with Emphasis in Pastoral Studies Program at Brescia University offers:

  • Flexible Scheduling
    Courses are designed with the adult student in mind. Qualified students can complete a degree in as little as two years. You can also complete assignments and attend class meetings from locations of your choice.
  • An Accredited Program
    Officially accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Brescia University is proud to offer its students a prestigious degree that will make a lasting impression on their future career and life.
  • An Accelerated Format
    While the length of the courses may be condensed, the academic integrity and degree requirements remain intact, ensuring that students receive a high-quality education at a quicker pace.
  • Commitment to Online Learning
    Brescia University has been offering online courses in theology and ministry for over five years. This expertise, coupled with Brescia’s excellent faculty, makes for a rewarding and seamless experience.

Career Opportunities

  • Youth Minister
  • Faith Formation
  • High School Religion Teacher
  • Pastoral Minister
  • Coordinator/Director of Religious Education
  • Catechetichel Leader
  • RCIA Minister
  • Deacon


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