Religious Studies

Study religion at a University rooted in the Mercy traditions of compassionate service, ethical values, and academic excellence

USJ’s Religious Studies program probes the ultimate questions of our existence: What is the meaning of life? What are our obligations to God and to each other?

As a Religious Studies major, you will explore these issues through the study of theology, comparative religions, spirituality, morality, and social justice.

Options of Study:

USJ welcomes members of all faiths. Contact us to find out more about our programs, which include:

  • Religious Studies major with several concentrations: Theology, Religion, Religious Education, Ministry, Justice and Peace, Christian Living, and Scripture
  • Religious Studies minor that coincides with a certificate
  • Interdisciplinary minor in Justice and Peace Studies


Students in the Religious Studies program participate in internships at churches, hospitals, outreach programs, and volunteer organizations. Recent internship placements include:

  • The Catholic Worker House
  • The Connecticut Coalition for Affordable Housing
  • Saint Elizabeth Seton Parish
  • Studying social justice in Nicaragua and Guatemala

Career Opportunities for Religious Studies Majors:

  • Business/Government
  • Agent for Change
  • Ethics Specialist
  • Pastor
  • Lobbyist
  • Chaplain
  • Personnel Director
  • Director of Religious Education
  • Education
  • Missionary
  • Campus Minister
  • Outreach Worker
  • Campus Religious Coordinator
  • Religious Researcher/Writer
  • Professor
  • Youth Minister
  • Religious Education Teacher
  • Theologian
  • Parish Director of Religious Studies

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