The Theology & Religious Studies program at Divine Word College challenges you to develop intellectually while preparing you for ministry, but it is also one of personal faith formation. It combines academic knowledge with critical thinking and spiritual development, which ultimately will help you connect traditional Church teachings with modern-day issues you will face in ministry. Its methodical and systematic approach will help you to better understand your faith and to share that knowledge and awareness with others.
To prepare students for missionary ministry in intercultural and international settings, the Theology & Religious Studies curriculum is influenced by the spirituality and approach to mission of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), one of the largest missionary orders in the Catholic Church. It does this not only academically, but through faith formation in an intercultural community, which will help you learn about and experience the richness of other cultures, combined with ministry outreach and theological reflection.