Theology and Christian Leadership

Bachelor of Arts

Students in Theology and Christian Leadership examine connections between belief and practice in everyday life. They help organizations put values into action and study the role of faith in society.

Combining classes in religion with electives in psychology, sociology, music, multimedia, and more, the program in Theology and Christian Leadership equips students to design a major or minor appropriate for their interests and career goals.

The Curriculum

The program in Theology and Christian Leadership equips students to design a major or minor appropriate for their interests and career goals.

Students begin by selecting their area of specialization:

  • Children, Youth, and Family Ministry
  • Not for Profit & Social Sector
  • Spirituality and the Arts

Two key features define every major and minor experience: 1) an internship with an organization that will allow the student to develop themselves as leaders and 2) a seminar of 4-8 students to integrate experiences in the classroom and on internship into their self-understanding as leaders.

Emphasis Areas


Offered as a major (BA) and a minor.

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Want to add even more value to your degree? Consider one of these minors to gain a unique combination of skills and perspectives.

The Experience

I absolutely love seeing different interpretations of religion because it really forces you to become open-minded. When I first started at Cal Lutheran, I had a very black and white understanding of Christianity, but while being here, it has simply amazed me how religion—not exclusive to Christianity—impacts our experience on earth.

Stephanie Ramos '22
Theology and Christian Leadership and Multimedia Major

I remember one time I heard: choose something you love because then you wouldn’t have to work a day in your life. It was at this time that I felt I should be studying something I loved and enjoyed learning during my pastime. If there is someone who wants to learn more about theology (the study of God) or is really seeking to deepen their faith, I definitely recommend studying Theology and Christian Leadership. All of the classes I’ve taken so far have given me a better perspective of where I stand in my faith and have helped me understand the Biblical context.

Christina Romero '23
Theology and Christian Leadership Major

Your Future

Since most of our graduates have combined multiple academic fields into their major or minor, they are prepared for a wide variety of careers focused on interpersonal engagement.

Alumni may continue graduate studies related to sexuality, arts, theology or management.

Our alumni work as teachers, counselors, camp directors, non-profit leaders, and pastors.

of Cal Lutheran graduates find a job or enroll in graduate school within nine months

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