Religious Studies Major
Religion is a fundamental dimension of the human experience in today’s world. Religious Studies majors at Saint Joseph's University acquire and hone tools for the critical analysis of the major religious traditions found throughout the world.
What is a Religious Studies Major?
Seven overlapping factors drive life in the world: religion, land, history, economics, politics, race, and climate. Religious Studies majors at Saint Joseph’s University become immersed in all of these as they study the history, sacred texts, belief systems, and the arts and cultures of the world’s great religions.
The curriculum’s flexibility allows majors to complete a second major in many disciplines. All majors in the humanities also acquire important skills that are essential in any career: how to read carefully, think critically, formulate persuasive arguments and communicate clearly.
What Can You do with a Religious Studies Major?
Most anything you feel called or inspired to do. Upon graduation, religious studies majors have:
How will a Religious Studies Degree from Saint Joseph's University Prepare You for a Future Career?
Religious Studies majors are taught by world-renowned experts in their respective fields. They are well-equipped to pursue other fields requiring the breadth of knowledge, critical discernment, creativity and communication skills cultivated by the disciplines of the humanities.
Continue Your Education
In addition to theology or religious studies, students will be prepared to pursue an advanced degree in the following:
- Journalism or Communications
- Social work