B.A. in Theology

St. Mary’s University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core
Speech3
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Mathematics3
Select one of the following:
Mathematical Logic for the Humanities
Mathematical Topics in the Social Sciences
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Precalculus
Business Statistics
Calculus I
Foreign Language6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Select any HS course
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
General Psychology
Human Factors
Introductory Sociology
Social Issues
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Science3
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors
Food & Nutrition I
Food & Nutrition II
Preparatory Chemistry
Chem Concepts & Applications
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Geology
Geology of Earth Resources
Geology of Energy Resources
Intro. Environmental Science
Physics Concepts & Application
Modern Astronomy
General Physics I
General Physics II
Theology3
Advanced Theology 33XX not used in the major requirements
Fine Arts3
Select one AR, DM, MU course
Literature3
Select any EN 23XX literature course
Theology Major Courses
TH 3301Major Old Testament Themes3
TH 3302Major New Testament Themes3
TH 3330Christ and the Christian God3
TH 3332The Catholic Church & the Christian Community3
TH 3350Contemporary Catholic Moral Life3
TH 3352Catholic Social Ethics3
TH 3356Marriage and Family Today3
TH 3380Personal Religious Transformation3
TH 3382The Catholic Experience in the United States3
TH 4398Selected Topics in General Studies in Religion3
Theology Elective3
Theology Elective3
Electives
An elective can be any course taken from any discipline.30
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by passing the iSkills exam with a score of 250 or higher.
Total Semester Hours126
1

All St. Mary’s Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses. “Reflection” courses can be taken in any order followed by “Practice” courses in any order.

2

Grade of "C" or better.

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your advisor on a regular basis.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13143SMC 13XX 3
SMC 13XX 3SMC 13XX 3
EN 13113Fine Arts3
Speech3Mathematics3
History3TH 33013
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 23XX 3
Foreign Language3Literature3
TH 33023Foreign Language3
TH 33303TH 33323
Elective3TH 33503
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX 3SMC 23XX 3
Science3SMC 23XX 3
TH 33823TH 33523
Theology Elective3TH 4398 (Majors Only)3
Elective3Theology Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 18 18
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 43013Theology Elective3
TH 33803TH 33563
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Total Semester Hours 126