Faith Seeking Understanding

The Department of Theology is at the heart of Notre Dame’s education in faith and reason. Guided by the ideal of “faith seeking understanding,” the faculty engage in critical reflection in six areas: moral theology, world religions and world church, history of Christianity, liturgy, biblical studies, and systematic theology.


University Requirements

Tel Azekah Archeology Klamm 800

Unearthing the Past

Notre Dame theology students joined archaeologists to look for clues buried in the ancient soil of the Holy Land. At two sites in Israel, Notre Dame students uncovered materials that may enhance common theological and historical understanding.

Hallelujah Psalms

Cool Classes: Theology University Seminar

Sister Ann Astell is a Notre Dame professor of theology. A specialist in medieval theology, spirituality and literature, she joined the faculty at Notre Dame in 2007. She is the author of six books and the editor of seven volumes, most recently, Saving Fear in Christian Spirituality (2020).


Major in Theology

Encounter the great questions of life: What is truth? What is justice? What happens after death?

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Apply for Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs offer Notre Dame’s distinctive combination of resources in teaching, research, the dynamic life of a supportive academic community, and a well-rounded, person-centered preparation for service to the Church and the Academy.