Theology and philosophy are the integrating force of the curriculum, offering an insight into the relationship between faith and reason. They direct the student toward a clearer knowledge of the Catholic faith and a greater appreciation of its intelligibility. As noted below, our Division Goals are consistent with our Institutional Goals (IG). This cohesiveness ensures that this Division supports the mission of Assumption College.
A basic education in the liberal arts prepares the student not only for the pursuit of higher studies and specialization, but also for life.
The College awards two degrees:
Students can also earn a Certificate in Theological Studies.
Develop the ability to think clearly about philosophical and theological topics and to express that thinking clearly in written and oral communication (IG 1, 2)
Expand research, professional and technological skills necessary for pursuing further educational goals and future ministries (IG 1, 2)
Discover the complementarity and inter-connectivity of the relationship between theology and philosophy, faith, and reason (IG 1)
Identify the philosophical and theological foundations of human relationships, mutual responsibilities and service and apply them to current global moral and social issues (IG 3,4, 5)
Explore the richness and diversity of cultures and traditions within the Catholic Church and in other religious traditions that contribute to the world community and demonstrate our connectedness to all peoples. (IG 4, 5)