Associate in Arts in Theology

Our Associate Degree in Theology was designed for students who are preparing for certification as professional church workers such as Lutheran teachers and lay ministers.

Arts and Sciences

Department of Theology

A foundation for church work

Why an Associate Degree in Theology? This program gives you options. If you simply want to study God’s Word for the sake of your personal growth, you’ll receive a solid foundation in doctrine. However, there is much more you will benefit from with a theology degree. This program is specifically designed to help you pursue certification as a professional church worker.

Program Overview

Over the course of your time with us, you’ll have the opportunity to thoroughly explore God’s revealed Word. The classes you receive here provide a strong understanding of the Christian faith. The Theology major or minor gives you a strong understanding of the Christian faith that will support you in your chosen vocation. As a university of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS), our courses are taught in accord with the Lutheran Confessions. While all are welcome, these courses are specifically arranged to prepare your for a role as Director of Church Ministries.

What to Expect

You can expect to benefit from a well-rounded study of biblical and systematic theology, along with the application of theology in your life within the Christian Church. You’ll be delving into the Old and New Testaments, systematic doctrine, and practical theology (teaching and worship). We offer a lot (seriously, a LOT) of theology electives, so you can explore and grow in the particular areas that interest you.


In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has nine center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work.

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