Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and Theology

Program pending SACSCOC approval

Integrating Catholic theology with a practical approach focused on the Bible, spirituality, culture, and ethics, Loyola University New Orleans offers a 100% online Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and Theology. To address the need for qualified lay ministers in churches nationally, the bachelor’s degree in ministry and theology is grounded in the liberal arts and designed to shape compassionate, faithful leaders prepared to serve their communities.

Leveraging the experience and wisdom of Loyola’s faculty and fellow classmates, students will become reflective practitioners of ministry who are qualified to serve in a variety of leadership positions within parishes, schools, diocesan offices, or in the fields of business, law, healthcare, criminal justice, government, counseling, or teaching.

Program Requirements

Loyola’s online Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and Theology program consists of 120 credit hours, including:

  • 30 Major credit hours
  • 39 Loyola Core credit hours
  • 51 elective credit hours

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Ministry
  • New Testament as Literature
  • Ethics for Ministry
  • Church and Sacraments

For a full list of courses and course descriptions, visit the curriculum page. You can also download the degree program course listing (DPCL) to view program requirements in a helpful worksheet format.

About the Loyola Institute for Ministry

The Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM) prepares women and men for religious education and ministerial leadership in Catholic and other Christian communities through teaching and research. The students, faculty, and staff of the Institute form a learning community and educational resource for professional and paraprofessionals engaged in, or preparing for, ministry and religious education as well as others who want to address themselves intentionally to their ministry in the world. In fidelity to its mission, the Institute seeks an integration of knowledge of the Christian tradition, a sensitivity to the dynamics of institutional structures, an appreciation for the times and culture within which one works, and a reflection on personal experience.