Students graduating with a major in theological studies earn a Bachelor of Science degree and are not eligible for assignment into the public ministry of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).

To meet individual needs and to ensure dedication to a plan of lifelong ministry service, a formal application process is required.  Students can apply for this degree plan any time after completing the EFE I experience.  The application includes the reason for entering the major, a plan for completion, a statement of goals that includes lifelong service to the church, and a focused area of study.  The application is reviewed by the Vice President for Academics, the Education Dean, and the student’s advisor.  Students may appeal to modify the plan.  Appeals are heard by the same committee.

Program Requirements

General Education – 38 credits

Theological Studies Major – 27 credits

Complete the Theology Minor (18 cr)

Elective THE Courses (9 cr)

Additional Credits – 65 credits

Psychology (6 cr)

Music (2 cr)

Technology (3 cr)

Subject area minor (15/15+ cr)

Electives (remaining credits)

Total credits required for graduation – 130 credits