Theology & Religious Studies, BA
A major or minor in Theology & Religious Studies prepares you for the demands of a rapidly changing world, and reflects the university’s justice and service-oriented mission. Religion is one of the most powerful social forces shaping the world of the 21st century. An understanding of religious traditions, a passion for social justice, and sensitivity for cultural difference can help you navigate our religiously complex world.
Our faculty specialize in teaching and research on a variety of religious traditions and use a variety of methodologies, approaches, and intellectual fields to examine theology and religious traditions.
Our courses cover gender and sexuality, race, nonviolence, grace, forgiveness, migration, climate, ethics, friendship, and human rights across all corners of the world.
Deepen Your Understanding
Our programs explore human religious experiences in different cultures, so you can become familiar with major religious traditions, values, and symbols. You are encouraged to:
- explore the religious dimensions of your own life
- appreciate the role of religion in life
- draw conclusions about human dignity and rights, freedom, and responsibility
- develop awareness of the relationship between faith and justice
Making a Positive Impact
Taylor Jackson ’14 said her mentors emphasized the powerful impact dedicated people can have on the world, inspiring her to tackle big political and ethical issues as a senior legislative aide.