• “Lee University’s Department of Theology is committed to developing scholars of Christian faith, who are devoted to the truth of Scripture in the life of the Spirit for the sake of serving God’s Kingdom in this world.”

    The Department of Theology encompasses the disciplines of biblical, theological, and historical studies, as well as philosophy and biblical languages. It offers a major in Biblical and Theological Studies, which prepares one for further training at the graduate level or seminary. This degree comes with the option of a Ministry Studies Emphasis in which some skills requisite for pastoral ministry are offered.
    There is also a special Bi-Vocational Track designed for students interested in combining a streamlined Biblical and Theological Studies major with a second major. This streamlined major is only available to students with a second major.

    Students in the Department of Theology are prepared to:

    • Demonstrate academic proficiency: Achieving solid knowledge base in the respective areas of theological study
    • Exhibit vocational and spiritual maturity: Integrating faith and learning
    • Demonstrate critical competency: Thinking, researching, speaking, and writing with critical engagement skills 
    • Show cultural sensitivity: Understanding and engaging diverse contexts and perspectives
    • Practice service responsibility: Serving God and others in the church, community, and world

    Department of Theology graduates move on to:

    • Graduate programs in top-ranked seminaries and universities
    • Teaching careers in college and university settings 
    • Pastoral work in church and para-church ministries 
    • Educational vocations in missions contexts throughout the world
    • Never-ending pursuit of biblical and theological truth
    • A life-long calling to bring the light of sacred truth to the needs and questions of our post-modern world 

    The Department of Theology also serves the university as a whole by providing a 12-hour religion core to university graduates. The goal of this core is to enable all graduates to be conversant in the Christian faith and to begin integrating the faith in all aspects of their lives and vocations.

    Contact Information

    School of Religion
    1120 N Ocoee Street
    Cleveland, TN 37311

    Phone: 1-800-LEE-9930 or
    Fax: 423-303-5109
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 9:00PM EST

Academic Calendar

Faculty Meeting
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Pangle Hall
Faculty Meeting
Senior Grades Due
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Senior Grades Due
Winter Commencement Ceremony I
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Paul Dana Walker Arena
Winter Commencement Ceremony I
Undergraduates of: Helen DeVos College of Education, School of Business, School of Nursing, and School of Relgion
Winter Commencement Ceremony II
Begins at 8:30 AM

Paul Dana Walker Arena
Winter Commencement Ceremony II
Masters-level graduatess and Division of Adult Learning undergraduates
Winter Commencement Ceremony III
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Paul Dana Walker Arena
Winter Commencement Ceremony III
Undergraduates of: College of Arts and Sciences and School of Music
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