The Department of Theology has no prescribed order for the completion of courses that are required for the major, apart from the four 400-level courses that must be taken in either the junior or senior year. (For more information on these courses, see the Curricula page.) Freshmen who enter as theology majors are highly encouraged to take
CLAR 206. Foundational Religious Texts of the Western World and
CLAR 207. The Catholic-Franciscan Heritage in their first year to provide a foundation for upper-level theology courses. Transfer students should take these two courses in their first semester if possible. Faculty members work closely with each student to create a personalized course schedule that will fulfill the remainder of their requirements.