Trinity’s College of Arts and Sciences minor in religious studies provides students with the opportunity to explore perennial human questions concerning ultimate meaning and value. Because of its formative role in Western culture as well as Trinity’s own origins in the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Christianity serves as the point of departure for the academic study of theology. However, we also offer students the opportunity to study world religions and the interaction between religion and society.

Through both theological and religious studies, we assist our students in reading texts more closely, examining cultures and histories with an analytical eye and exploring their own and others’ faith traditions in a respectful and constructive manner.

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Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: Minor
School: College of Arts and Sciences
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Trinity’s College of Arts and Sciences minor in religious studies provides students with the opportunity to explore perennial human questions concerning ultimate meaning and value. Because of its formative role in Western culture as well as Trinity’s own origins in the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Christianity serves as the point of departure for the academic study of theology. However, we also offer students the opportunity to study world religions and the interaction between religion and society.

Through both theological and religious studies, we assist our students in reading texts more closely, examining cultures and histories with an analytical eye and exploring their own and others’ faith traditions in a respectful and constructive manner.

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Explore perennial human questions concerning ultimate meaning and value

Convenient Evening and Weekend Courses Including

RST 101 Religion and Human Experience
RST 102 Religions of the World
RST 202 Sociology of Religion
RST 230 Religion & Politics: Citizen and Believer
RST 353 Sociology of Health Care and Religion

Learn In-Demand Skills

  • Become familiar with world religions and the interactions between different faiths
  • Deepen your understanding of your own religious heritage

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

Ministerial Staff Member
Social Worker
Non-Profit Manager
Teacher / Educator
Missionary Staff Member
AmeriCorps or Peace Corps Member
Lawyer
Counselor

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