Academic Programs of Study

Religious Studies

Bachelor of Arts - BA

  • Concentration in Church Ministry
  • Concentration in Christian Tradition
  • Comprehensive overview of religious traditions

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Religious Studies at Marywood

Put Faith into Action with a Religious Studies Degree

For students majoring or minoring in religious studies, the department offers a wide range of study of the beliefs, practices, and values of Christianity and Judaism as well as other religious traditions. While special attention is given to the Catholic tradition, the offerings are broad enough to benefit you in your own search for religious meaning and for a basis in making ethical decisions. You'll graduate with general knowledge in scripture, morality, sacraments, and spirituality, and perhaps even a background in ministry. You'll be prepared to carry out Marywood's goal for all students: learning to live responsibly in an interdependent world.

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Daniel Cosacchi, Ph.D.
Courses: Modern Belief; Political and Liberation Theology; Social Morality: National Issues; Foundations of Christian Morality; Sacraments in Practice; Christian Social Morality: A Global Perspective; Racism and the Church

Melinda Krokus, MA., Ph.D
Courses: Modern Belief Exploring Asian Religions Women and Religion Health and Healing in the World's Spiritual Traditions Peacemaking: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Spirit and Nature: Why the environment is a religious issue

Sr. Mary Ann Zimmer, N.D., Ph.D.
Courses: Modern Belief (RST 112), Introduction to the Bible (RST 201), Jesus and the Gospels (RST 204)
This is just a sample of our Religious Studies faculty - see them all!

Most graduates go directly into such fields as youth ministry and teaching religion while pursuing graduate study. Recently, graduates have gone on to Notre Dame, Boston College, and Catholic University.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

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

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