Theological Studies, B.A.

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The Theological Studies major at Palm Beach Atlantic University provides an in-depth study of the Christian theology. You will explore Scripture and other theological sources, major theologians and traditions, in order to learn how to theologically reason and develop your own theological voice.

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West Palm Beach



The major in theological studies is designed to help you ask and respond to important questions about how to think and live Christianly today. It is a gateway to graduate studies, or to vocations inside and outside of the church.

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Program Courses

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Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze and synthesize major works of Christian theology for the sake of retrieval.
  2. Analyze and synthesize the doctrines of the Christian faith using key theological convictions, habits, and strategies undergirding the task of theology.
  3. Analyze and interpret biblical texts with theological awareness and in conversation with the history of Christian interpretation.
  4. Appropriate the spiritual/formational insights of Christian theology from both historical and emerging voices in personal and social contexts.

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