Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Culture
Are you looking for a degree that supports your intellectual, moral and spiritual formation?
The BA in Theology and Culture forms engaged citizens and disciples committed to the integration of faith and reason; to encounter and dialogue; and to the development of connecting the love of God, neighbour, and creation.
Students develop their individual potential and discern their distinctive gifts and talents in service to the common good.
Through a study of the liberal arts, including theology, English, and history, students investigate classical and contemporary texts and perspectives with an eye to cultivating a range of multidisciplinary tools and skills
Key features of the BA in Theology and Culture
Liberal Arts Focus
A liberal arts education cultivates the essential skills of critical and creative thinking, as well as an ability to communicate. These skills will benefit all students. This program fosters exchanges between the Catholic intellectual tradition, the humanities and the social sciences.
Students in the BA benefit from smaller class sizes, from a dedicated team of professors and advisors working across the liberal arts, and from a strong cohort identity that allows them to learn with and from one another.
Service Learning Opportunities
Students in the BA program have a number of service learning opportunities. In second and third year, students may choose to do a non-credit placement in a Catholic social service institution, or Catholic school.
Volunteer service is also encouraged throughout the years of the degree, whether service to the College community, or through charitable organizations such as the Door is Open, L’Arche, or other non-profit organizations.
BA Seminar in Theology and Culture
The BA Seminar in Theology and Culture invites students to reflect personally and collectively on a range of contemporary issues, exploring these topics in dialogue with the Christian tradition.
In their final year students will complete the BA Capstone, an experiential learning project. The capstone provides opportunities for students to explore their interests in areas such as teaching, ministry, social services, non-profit organizations, and more. Students who hope to become teachers will have the opportunity to do a pre-practicum in a Catholic school.
The Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Culture provides a liberal arts education cultivating the essential skills of critical and creative thinking, as well as an ability to communicate. This program fosters exchanges between the Catholic intellectual tradition, the humanities and the social sciences.
For the first two years of the program, students are cross-enrolled at Corpus Christi College where they can choose from a wide array of courses. In third and fourth year, students take courses exclusively with their BA cohort. Throughout the degree students engage in a range of experiential learning activities within the school and greater community.
What can you do with a degree in Theology and Culture?
Students in the BA in Theology and Culture are prepared for future careers in a number of fields, including social work, community services, ministry, non-profits, and education (elementary, secondary, Catholic, public).
There are three tracks within the BA program that help support your future goals:
This track is for aspiring teachers who want to teach in Catholic, faith-based, or public schools. Our program is recognized by UBC’s Faculty of Education, which means graduates are eligible to apply to the teacher preparation (BEd) program at UBC. Learn more
This track prepares students to make an impact in a wide variety of fields that require people who integrate faith and reason and leaders who possess integrity. Learn more
Vancouver School of Theology (VST)
This track is an innovative new pathway for students who are aspiring to pursue graduate studies in theology at VST. Students can complete an undergraduate degree and take up to eight VST graduate courses in the foundations of theological, pastoral and biblical study to meet advanced program requirements. Learn more