Online: Theology

The educational quest for divine revelation in everyday life

Developed in the tradition of Christian Humanism, an online Theology degree from DeSales University's ACCESS Online Program is designed to refine your appreciation of the divine calling of every human being to a life of love. Beginning with human experience, you'll learn to address the ultimate concerns of our existence and search for understanding by way of systematic reflection upon the data of revelation.

How quickly can I earn my degree?

40 courses (120 credits) are required for graduation. But, did you know?

Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for a more detailed explanation of the specific degree requirements and course prerequisites.

Core Classes
(15 required courses)

Basic Requirements (2 courses)
 EN103 Composition & Rhetoric I
 EN104 Composition & Rhetoric II

Modes of Thinking
(4 courses)
 MOT Literature: EN 110, 112, 115, EN 118
 MOT Natural Science: BI 209, 211, or CH 209
 MOT Philosophy: PL 109
 MOT Mathematics: MA 110 or MA 121
 MOT Social Science: Covered By Major

Cultural Literacy
(6 courses)
 Humanities 1: H1201, HI 213, or P0 201
 Humanities 2: HI 202, HI 214, HI 262, or P0 202
 Humanities 3: Great Works of Art or Music
 Humanities 4: Great Works of Literature
 Foreign Language or World Cultures Course 1 *
 Foreign Language or World Cultures Course 2 *
 *Students must complete either two consecutive language courses or
  two World Cultures courses to satisfy this requirement.
  Languages are recommended for IB majors.

Christian Values and Theology 
(3 courses)
 TH109 Catholic Theology
 Intermediate Theology (200 - 300 level)
 Values Seminar: MG, PL, TH

(as needed)
    Select courses from any academic area.


(16 required courses)

TH 109 Catholic Theology 
TH 232 As Jesus Speaks
TH 234 The Old Testament 
TH 350 The Church
TH 362 Jesus Christ
TH 380 Christian Apologetics
TH 451 Integrating Seminar in Theology
TH 492 (Internship)
or TH 499 (Independent Study) 

One course in Philosophy: PL 225, 245, 345, 360, 380, 400 or 410. 

One course in Moral Theology: TH 260, 261, 262, 364 or 387.    

Three courses chosen from among intermediate TH offerings 200 or 300 level). 

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