Graduates from the Department of Theology and Religious Studies undertake diverse paths after leaving the University of San Francisco.  Our alumni enter the field of teaching in Catholic elementary and high schools, become directors of faith formation and campus ministry, work in conjunction with non-profit organizations nationally and internationally, join the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, attend law school, and a variety of graduate programs nationally and internationally.


Alumni: In Their Own Words

"As a Theology and Religious Studies major, I learned how religions and faiths influence personal lives, affect politics, encourage social justice, maintain traditionalism, support free will... I learned about the sources and history from which different indigenous, western, and eastern traditions came from and the context in which they were understood; I learned how to be critical of religions; I learned to be respectful.  But, even more importantly, I learned my responsibility- as a student, as an American, as a human being. Because of the relativity of what I learned as a student of this major to my personal, social, and global life, I know that I will use the tools, knowledge, and intuition rooted in my experiences in and out of the classroom throughout my future. Hannah Dioselina Mora, 2010

"Theology and Religious Studies gives you an opportunity to explore the spiritual dimension of your identity.  It encourages you to question your worldview and opens the door to broader horizons.  It equips you with an in-depth knowledge of particular religious traditions, which enables you to make informed decisions about matters of faith and belief.  Dialogue with supportive faculty members helps you deepen your own self-understanding.”  Robert Grashaw, 2008

"My time as a Theology and Religious Studies major at USF was characterized by a close-knit community of professors and students, working in a collaborative effort to articulate a faith-based response to many of the challenging questions facing our world. The community that I encountered as an undergraduate awakened a sense of personal ownership of my Catholic faith and prepared me wonderfully for the responsibilities of teaching religion at the high school level."  Randy Aust, 2007