Students majoring in other disciplines often choose to minor in theology and religious studies as the history and current practices of many religious traditions continue to inform business, politics, public health policies and the communications and entertainment industries.
Ways to Study This Minor
A minor in theology and religious studies can be fulfilled by taking any six courses taught within the department. A third of the minor will be completed by required GEP courses: every student must take Faith, Justice and the Catholic Traditions (THE 154) and a Religious Difference course. Students could then complete the minor by taking their first-year seminar, ethics intensive, faith and reason and writing intensive courses within the department. Alternatively, students can complete the minor with any six courses, including general education program (GEP) courses, electives or integrative learning courses for other majors. While this program is only available as a minor, the study of theology and religious studies complements majors such as psychology, art history, english, education or any major if you have an interest in theology and religion.
What Can I Do with a Theology and Religious Studies Minor?
In addition to pursuing a career or continued graduate education in the fields of theology or religious studies, you will be prepared to pursue jobs or advanced degrees in:
Journalism or communications
Teaching in private and parochial schools
How Will Minoring in Theology and Religious Studies at Saint Joseph's Prepare Me for a Career?
The philosophy major and minor at Saint Joseph’s University will foster your ability to think logically, evaluate arguments, communicate effectively, examine assumptions and live an intellectually rich and ethically engaged life.
At Saint Joseph’s University, history majors uncover the mysteries, tragedies and triumphs of the past. You will investigate how previous societies have dealt with common human concerns and evaluate the outcomes.
The political science major and minor at Saint Joseph’s University offers the opportunity to examine politics, government and the political process. This program is ideal for those interested in the study of power, behavior, compromise and relationships between political figures in a variety of different contexts.