As a theology major at Trinity, you will have opportunities to learn, grow, and prepare for participation in God’s kingdom.
In your academic studies, you will focus on specific sections of the Bible, such as the historical books, the prophets, the gospels, and the epistles. You will also study other aspects of theology, including the history of Christianity, world religions, and missions. All courses emphasize the development of a biblical perspective as an integrating element to learning.
Your senior year field education course will give you practical ways to apply your knowledge and skills. Trinity theology students serve churches and other Christian agencies in a variety of capacities. The diversity of communities in the Chicago area allows students to seek experience in a range of settings.
Trinity’s theology graduates have gone on to serve in a variety of vocations, including:
- Youth directors
- Worship leaders
- Parachurch and non-profit ministries
- Camp ministry
- Campus ministry
- Graduate school
Many Trinity students choose theology as a second major. Students find that a second major in theology helps them envision the significance of their career within God’s work in the world.
The mission of Trinity’s theology program seeks to emphasize both biblical studies and systematic historical theology. Students take courses that deal with questions regarding the nature and history of the Scriptures, central themes from biblical and systematic theology, and practices that cultivate biblical interpretation and theological thinking.
The theology major prepares students for graduate school and a wide range of vocations in churches, non-profit organizations, schools, and mission agencies. The theology major is attractive as a second major since it cultivates the practices necessary for the development of a Christian perspective in other academic and vocational areas. The theology minor is offered for students who want to enrich their educational experience by its study, especially for those who plan to teach Bible courses in Christian schools.