Religious-Studies Department WebsiteThe academic and scientific study of religion has always held a prominent position in institutions of higher learning. The religious studies department at La Roche College continues in this tradition. The major in religious studies is concerned with the academic study of religion in its historical and cultural context. The courses introduce students to the variety of areas of academic pursuit in religious studies, demonstrate the interface of religious studies and theology with the social sciences and enable students to understand, analyze, apply and evaluate theological methodologies and theories as they relate to human experience and existence.
The Religious Studies major is meant to prepare students in the academic study of religion for careers in Pastoral Ministry or social services or for graduate study.
To successfully complete the Religious Studies major, the following coursework is required:
- 30 credits of Religious Studies Major Requirements
- 15 credits of Religious Studies Major Electives
- 34 credits of CORE Curriculum courses
- 41 credits of General Electives