Find God in all things. Light the way for others.

Integrating 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. Designed to shape compassionate, faithful leaders, the BA in Ministry and Theology emphasizes communication to prepare graduates to serve their communities. Coursework promotes a broad vision of ministry as practiced in church settings and beyond, wherever people of faith live and work.

Leveraging the experience and wisdom of Loyola’s faculty and fellow classmates, students become reflective in their faith and 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.

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Discover your full potential.

Loyola’s 100% online Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and Theology program will prepare you for advanced studies (such as the Master of Pastoral Studies or the Master of Religious Education) or to enter the workforce in a wide range of careers, including:

  • Youth Leader
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Schoolteacher
  • Director of Development
  • Student Pastor
  • Parish Coordinator

Flexible online courses, taught by experts.

Loyola’s online Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and Theology program consists of 120 credit hours, up to 90 of which can be transferred from other accredited colleges or universities. Credits consist of:

  • 30 Major credit hours
  • 36 Loyola Core credit hours
  • 54 elective credit hours

Major courses include:

  • Church and Sacraments
  • Leadership in Ministry
  • Religious Education in Theory and Practice
  • Christ and the Christian Tradition
  • Psychology of Religion

Download the degree program course listing (DPCL) to view program requirements in a helpful worksheet format. For a full list of courses and course descriptions, click below.

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