Religious Studies, B.A.
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.
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Please use this academic map as a reference guide. Academic advisors are always available to discuss the required courses depending on each student’s needs.
Internships and Career Opportunities
Students in the Religious Studies program receive a rigorous liberal arts education that encourages them to take a position regarding religion. With internships at churches, outreach programs, and volunteer organizations, recent placements include The Catholic Worker House, The CT Coalition for Affordable Housing, St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, and social justice trips in Nicaragua and Guatemala. Potential careers: pastors, ethics specialist, religion teachers, outreach/social
workers, missionaries, campus ministers, chaplains, parish directors, theologians, and more.
USJ prepares students for graduate studies in Theology and Religion, religious roles, and positions of service across all faiths. Students can minor in Justice and Peace Studies and choose a concentration in Theology, Religion, Religious Education, and Justice and Peace. Students can also earn their Interfaith Leadership Studies Certificate. The program explores religious traditions of social justice, service to others, and global responsibility.
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