Religion - A set of beliefs, values, and practices based on the teachings of a spiritual leader.
Searching for meaning? Why not start with the right degree?
The study of religion and its impact on our world is an integral part of the liberal education offered by Saint Joseph's College. Every student is required to deal with religious and philosophical concepts throughout the Core Curriculum. As a part of its Catholic identity, the College offers a deeper reflection and study of religion through a combined major with philosophy or a minor in religion.
Why Religion at SJC?
Variety: The study of religion requires an integrative mind, utilizing such natural and humane sciences as psychology, sociology, anthropology, and linguistics. At the same time, the program challenges students toward an expanded world view coupled with SJC's Core Program.
Dedication to Excellence: In the Religion Department, students can begin with more complex ideas because they are introduced to the basics through the Core Program. When studying Religion at SJC, students are offered opportunities to study and reflect on the foundational sources and the human response to the Divine through a system of beliefs, worship, and morality. Both the Core Curriculum and the Religion Department recognize the importance of dialogue in our contemporary pluralistic world.
Hands-on Experience: Religion students at SJC are encouraged to participate in in practica and internships in liturgy and/or ministry. In conjunction with Campus Ministry, students can participate in retreat, youth, and social justice ministries. (Success Stories)
Faculty and Class Size: Our Religion Department consists of professors and clergy who each hold doctorates and master's in their fields of expertise. In classes ranging between 7 and 10 students, they can tailor classes to meet your needs and give you the personal attention you deserve. (Faculty Profiles)