A major or minor in Theology and Religious Studies prepares students for the demands of a rapidly changing world, and reflects the university’s justice and service-orientated 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 help students navigate our religiously complex world.
Our programs systematically and critically explore human religious experiences in different cultures, so students become familiar with major religious traditions, values, and symbols. Students are encouraged to explore the religious dimensions of their own lives; appreciate the role of religion in life, drawing conclusions about human dignity and rights, freedom, and responsibility; and develop awareness of the relationship between faith and justice.