Theology at Aquinas College
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Why Study Theology?

Aquinas' Certificate in Theological Studies designed for lay people engaged in ministry and those persons who want to further their theological education.

Whether you are a parish catechetical leader, pastoral associate, youth ministry leader, parish musician, Catholic school administrator or teacher, or adult Catholic seeking a deeper understanding of your faith, Aquinas' Certificate in Theological Studies will enhance your theological preparation and help you to bring a new level of understanding and knowledge to your life and your ministry. >Learn More


Each full-time professor has a mandatum from the Bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids or the Archbishop of Detroit.


Graduates readily find employment in parishes in the Dioceses of Grand Rapids, Lansing and the Arch-Diocese of Detroit.


Many graduates go on to graduate studies in theology at schools like Notre Dame, Boston College, Marquette, Catholic University of America and Villanova.


A six-course Certificate in Theological Studies enables students to apply for diocesan master catechist status.


Each full-time professor teaches courses in the Catholic Studies program.


One theology professor has twice been a Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine and another gives dozens of theological talks at local Catholic gatherings.


In cooperation with the Diocese of Grand Rapids, the department is developing a youth ministry major and minor.


For any semester, students may request to study biblical languages, Greek or Hebrew.


Students have the opportunity to engage in a directed study of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae.


Every other year a theology professor offers a course on The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Graduate: Ben O'Hearn

“I love that I get to help people, we try to make sure that migrant workers, some of the poorest people in our country, aren’t taken advantage of.” Ben’s natural generosity and kindness means that he especially did not want to work with a big law firm that focuses on helping large corporations or drive families apart in divorce court. Being able to use his knowledge of to help hardworking people stay in this country and support their families is what drives Ben to succeed. >Read More