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A program in Religious Studies offers students an opportunity to examine ethical and moral guidelines while exploring a range of different faith traditions from the East and West.  In addition, majors in this area investigate the historical and material contexts in which religions develop and are practiced

Religious Studies at STAC
The program in Religious studies offers a variety of courses which examine the origins of religion and its nature as a cultural phenomenon and its particular expressions in the great world religions of the West and East. The courses concentrate on biblical literature, the characteristics of different world religions, and the historical development of Western religious thought, particular themes in theology and ethics, and various issues of contemporary significance. The program provides the opportunity for students to prepare for graduate studies or a variety of careers, and offers a range of courses to suit individual needs and preferences.

Religious Studies majors pursue careers in the following areas: non-profits, social services, health and welfare ministries, missions, education – its focus on ethics makes it a useful preparation for careers in medical ethics, business and communications. For more information about what you can do with this major, visit our Career Services website. 

Major Requirements

Course Descriptions

Christian Traditions Specialization

Ethics Specialization

Philosophy Specialization

Pre-Law Specialization

Social Justice Specialization

Philosophy and Religious Studies Minor

Faculty-Religious Studies
Dr. David Keppler, Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Craig Martin, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.
Dr. Robert Trawick, Associate Professor of Religious Studies





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