Religious Studies Major
The religious studies major at Saint Joseph’s University recognizes religion as both a fundamental dimension of human experience and as a practical concern in today’s world.
Through this major, you'll explore the many diverse religions of the world and study a variety of religions. Your coursework will encompass areas outside of a traditional religious curriculum, including race, technology and the arts.
The faculty will engage students in a serious and critical study of religious experience, practice, thought and inquiry, both in the historic and contemporary world. Noted experts in their areas of specialization, the faculty are involved in several cross-disciplinary programs. Because the department is relatively small, you are able to develop close relationships with faculty.
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 and non-profits. Recent graduates have chosen careers in education, social work, non-profit organizations, medicine, or have gone on to law school or graduate school in religion.