What is Theology?


If you wish to pursue lay training in theology or ministry, then this program could suit you.


In certain circumstances and with the approval of a church judicatory (i.e., diocese, conference or presbytery), you may be also allowed to engage in a form of ministry. You make take this program either through distance education, part-time study, or full-time study on the Laurentian University campus in City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario.

The Bachelor of Theology degree is conferred by Huntington University (United Church of Canada), University of Sudbury (Roman Catholic Church), and Thorneloe University (Anglican Church of Canada). All three institutions are federated with Laurentian University of Sudbury. Since many of the courses for the Theology program are available only from Laurentian University’s Religious Studies program, you must first register as a Laurentian student, even though the program is not a Laurentian degree.


For more information please contact Professor Alison Hood.

Our program requirements for the three-year Bachelor of Theology, course descriptions, and supplemental information are available online. With respect to actual courses, you will see that our requirements resemble those for the Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies at Laurentian University.


Some of the Theology courses are available in distance education from Huntington University through the Laurentian Religious Studies’ program. To apply, you must first register as a Laurentian student. Please refer to Laurentian University’s Centre for Continuing Education for information on tuition fees and application forms.


At Huntington, we have also signed an agreement with Iona College of the University of Windsor and the Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS) of Detroit, Michigan, to confer the degree of Bachelor of Theology upon graduates of Iona, ETS and Huntington. Iona is responsible for the oversight of this program. Please contact Iona for further information.

Alison Hood, Department Chair / Assistant Professor Religious Studies, Theology, Huntington University
Professor Alison Hood
Department Chair / Assistant Professor
705 673 4126 ext. 212
Room 119