Undergraduate Programs

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Why Major in Theology?

Theology majors at Notre Dame encounter the great questions of life: What is truth? What is justice? What happens after death? Why did God become a human? What must I do to inherit eternal life?

Theology majors are challenged to think of their life journey not only in terms of finding a great career, but also of discovering their purpose in life. Whether they go on to careers in law, medicine, business, education, ministry, journalism, or any other field, theology majors do so with an experience of intellectual and spiritual illumination that is absolutely unique.

Our majors study with the best of the best in one of the most prestigious Departments of Theology in the world. When Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C., envisioned the school that would be built next to two remote lakes in Indiana, he declared, “This college will be one of the most powerful means of doing good in the country.” Theology majors, having experienced the best of Notre Dame, are indeed powerful forces for good in this country and in the world.

Arts and Letters students from every major succeed in business, graduate or professional school, or full-time service. Learn more about the career outcomes of all of our graduates, including Theology majors.

Discover more! View the video below and visit our pages about the major, on student work, and about our students. To learn more, fill out our major interest survey and a student will contact you to answer any questions (you'll also get an invite to any upcoming major information events)!

Read our FAQ's or contact Asst. DUS Anthony Pagliarini for questions. To talk to a current major or minor, fill out our major interest survey.

Hear about the major from Jenna Ahn, class of 2014.

Ready to Declare the Major?

Schedule a meeting with Anthony Pagliarini, the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, or drop in to see Allison Collins, the Undergraduate Coordinator.