A major in theology is designed for the student who seeks to prepare for personal or
professional ministry. Students who choose a theology major will generally be advised to seek
a double major in their bachelor's degree program.
Theology courses play a central role in the spiritual and academic growth of students at
Wisconsin Lutheran College. They are required to take a number of theology courses to fulfill
general degree requirements. Surveys of Scripture, biblical studies, systematic theology, historical theology, and
practical theology courses are combined to provide a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning
and Christian service.
The faculty serves as mentors and resources to students majoring in theology and other
disciplines. Each faculty member brings years of experience working in churches to their
instruction. In addition, faculty members in the theology department serve the wider church
as guest preachers, teachers, and consultants.
WLC’s theology department seeks to stress the biblical truth of being regularly “in the
Word” through both an academic study of theology and by faithful public worship and
personal devotional time. The theology curriculum is taught from a confessional Lutheran
perspective, with a distinct emphasis on teaching students to “think biblically” and to have a
“Christ-centered worldview.” With traditional undergraduate students completing 12 credits
of theology throughout their time at WLC, the theology faculty is truly devoted to producing
graduates who are ready to be Christian servant-leaders for their church, vocation, and
Students choosing to major in theology can follow one of three tracks: broad-field, biblical studies, or historical theology.
WLC's theology department strongly recommends that all students interested in a theology major consider adding another major to their studies. In the past, students have found success with double-majors in theology and psychology, theology and history, and theology and English. As the heart and soul of a Christian liberal arts college, theology can be fruitfully paired with nearly any academic discipline.
Every other year WLC's theology faculty members coordinate a study-abroad trip to provide students with an opportunity to experience biblical locations and landmarks. Previous destinations include Greece, Turkey, and Italy. An upcoming trip focuses on the lands of Jesus and Moses, including multiple locations in Israel and Jordan.
WLC students can take advantage of several worship opportunities on WLC's campus, including weekday Matins and Chapel services, a weekly Vespers service, Sunday morning worship, plus Bible studies and fellowship events. In addition, students are able to worship with a number of congregations in the area.
The theology program at Wisconsin Lutheran College helps prepare strong-minded Christian leaders capable of success in nearly any career. The theology curriculum truly touches each and every student graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran College, providing a solid foundation for a lifetime of Christian service.