Religious Studies Major
The religious studies major at Saint Joseph’s University recognizes religion as both a fundamental dimension of the human experience and as a practical concern in today’s world.
What is a Religious Studies Major?
Through the religious studies major at Saint Joseph's University, you will explore the many diverse religions of the world. Religious studies majors learn how to read carefully, think critically, formulate persuasive arguments and communicate clearly.
Your coursework will encompass areas outside of a traditional religious curriculum to include race, technology and the arts. The religious studies faculty are involved in a number of cross-disciplinary programs that they blend with their religious studies teachings, including:
- Ancient Studies
- Faith Justice Studies
- Gender Studies
- Latin American Studies
- Medieval and Renaissance Studies
What Can You do with a Religious Studies Major?
Religious studies majors have the opportunity to work as Summer Scholars at Saint Joseph’s University and are encouraged to seek internships with government agencies, local businesses, non-profit organizations and more. Recent graduates have chosen to pursue law school or graduate school in religion or pursue careers in the following:
- Social work
- Non-profit organizations
How will Saint Joseph's University Prepare You for a Future Career in Religious Studies?
The Religious Studies Department encourages close collaboration and mentorship with faculty members. Noted experts in their areas of specialization, the faculty engage students in a serious and critical study of religious experience, practice, thought and inquiry, both in the historic and contemporary world.