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Thomas Aquinas StatueTheology faculty are guided by the Dominican spirit of contemplari et contemplata aliis tradere: “to contemplate and to hand on to others the fruits of contemplation."

The goals of the Theology Department are to root students in Scripture, the soul of theology, to faithfully transmit to students the Catholic tradition and to promote in students action in the world that springs from the Truth of the Gospel, placing themselves at the service of Life and Love.

All full time theology faculty have been offered and accepted an individual mandatum from ecclesiastical authority. Graduates readily find employment in parishes in the Dioceses of Grand Rapids, Lansing and the Arch-Diocese of Detroit.


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Career Preparation based on leadership

1. Students will be rooted in Scripture, the soul of theology.
2. Students will have the Catholic tradition transmitted faithfully.
3. Students will learn to promote action in the world that springs from the Truth of the Gospel, placing themselves at the service of Life and Love.

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Scholarships are available to help students studying theology, pursuing church management, pursuing master's degrees, with financial need, or who attended a Catholic high school,

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Certificate of Theological Studies

The Certificate is ideal for Catholics seeking a deeper understanding of their faith, including traditional age students hoping to work in Catholic schools or parish catechesis.

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Student Research


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Our graduates fill many positions in local dioceses and throughout the country as Directors of Religious Education, religion teachers in secondary and elementary schools, university professors and pastoral ministers. Several have gone on to consecrated religious life and ordination to the priesthood.

Graduate School

Our theology graduates have gone on for graduate study to Boston College, University of Notre Dame, Villanova University, Aquinas Institute of Theology, Fordham University, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology Berkeley, University of Dayton and the Ukrainian Catholic University.

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Student Profiles

Advantage Center

The Advantage Center is here to help you discover your vocation, explore leadership development, expand your resume, and land a job that's right for you after graduation.

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Student Success

Our Student Success programs are ready to support you all the way to commencement. From writing and language assistance to peer tutoring and study tables, we have the resources to help you succeed.