The Department of Religious Studies offers an undergraduate program that explores the religious dimension in human life and the role of religion in human affairs. Our study is both historical and contemporary, in that we seek to understand religion today, in all Its variety, as an outgrowth of its past context. Our study is both comparative and critical, in that we seek to understand the actual impact of religion on society.
The academic study of religion is integral to a liberal education. It provides you with an opportunity to discover the breadth of religious experience, sharpen your appreciation of diversity in human culture, and probe questions of human values.
While we emphasize the Christian context, with particular attention to the Catholic tradition, we encourage you to explore, understand, and appreciate the variety of faiths and religious communities.
Areas of Concentration
Advocacy Chaplaincy Church Ministry Community Service Consultancy Counseling Religious Education
Religious Journalism Research Teaching