Theology and Religious Studies

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Fast Facts: Theology and Religious Studies

  • Develops and deepens students' ability to read, discuss and write about theological, religious and biblical topics
  • Provides opportunities to examine religions of the world to foster cultural competence and understanding of diverse beliefs and traditions
  • Students articulate the role of faith, religion and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition in shaping meaning in personal and public contexts
  • Majors analyze contemporary critical questions in light of human dignity, social justice and religious values
  • Strong focus on critical thinking, ethical decision-making and effective communication skills
  • Department faculty work with students to tailor the major or minor to their educational and career goals

Program Requirements

Major: 40 credits
Minor: 24 credits

Research and Internships

Numerous internship opportunities are available that offer students significant leadership experience in religious or theological education, child or youth ministry, retreat work, or social justice. Department faculty work closely with students to identify and secure internships.


Graduates of this program are prepared for careers in Catholic or Protestant parishes/congregations, and social justice and community organizations, as well as for advanced graduate studies in theology and philosophy or in law, medicine, non-profit management.

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  • "I can truly appreciate the firm theological foundation The College of St. Scholastica gave me: A foundation rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church that is further enriched by the Benedictine background of the college. I would recommend any aspiring theologian to attend St. Scholastica."

    – Veronica Whelan, ‘11