Religious Studies


  • Introduction to several different religious traditions
  • Great compliment to a variety of majors
  • Only 18 credits required! 

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Rev. William Campbell, S.T.D.
Courses: Modern Belief (RST 112), The Church Today (RST 214)
Sr. John Michele Southwick, I.H.M., M.A.
Courses: International Service Program (RST 447)
Rev. Virginia Ann Miner, M.Div.
Courses: Modern Belief (RST 112), The Church Today (RST 214)

Tamara Amosson, MA
Courses: Modern Belief and Social Morality/National Issues
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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Minor in Religious Studies 

For the minor in Religious Studies, 18 credit hours are required, nine of which must be earned at Marywood. Transferred credits are applied to the minor with department approval. The suggested course of study for minors includes: 

R ST 112 Modern Belief
R ST 340 Seminar: Religion and Education
R ST 342 Seminar: Church Ministry

In addition, 12 credit hours in Religious Studies electives are required.

A Religious Studies minor can be combined effectively with a major in many other fields (e.g., psychology, music, social work, etc.). 

CAPSTONE REQUIREMENT: Because the ability to integrate interdisciplinary resources is essential to the program, a capstone paper is required in the last course the student takes to meet the program requirements. The parameters of this capstone paper will be negotiated by the student to the satisfaction of the course professor at the beginning of the course.