The Department of Religious Studies offers a major program in religious studies (HEGIS 1510) leading to a BA degree. The major allows students flexibility in designing a program around such areas as sacred texts and historical studies, religious traditions in dialogue, as well as contemporary theological, ethical and religious questions. In addition, the department offers core courses and electives. The department also offers a minor in religious studies.
Chair: T. Delgado; Professors: K. Deignan; K. Paffenroth; Professors Emeriti: B. Brown, N. Fujita; Associate Professors: T. Delgado, E. Procario-Foley; Assistant Professors: J. Kaalund, R. Umashankar.
Religious Studies holds a significant place in the liberal arts curriculum, particularly in an institution founded in the Catholic tradition of higher education. The core courses, electives and major and minor programs seek to introduce students to the field of religion as an area open to disciplined scholarly inquiry; to assist students in developing an understanding of the nature and complexity of religious phenomena and experience; and to acquire an appreciation of the critical problems and issues involved in the study of religion.
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsNon-Degree