Religious Studies

Investigate the nature of God while developing a mature worldview consistent with values promoting the common good.

Internship opportunities with nonprofits and parishes

Religion helps us to ask and answer essential questions about our relationship to God, self, others, and the world. Religious studies focus on social justice and the complexities of religions and spirituality in the modern world. This journey nurtures critical thinking and writing skills, while engaging in content that nurtures the development of intellectualism and spirituality in the student.

Career Examples
  • Youth ministry
  • Missionary
  • Nonprofit
  • Religious education
  • Discernment of religious life
  • Parish administration

Program Information

Religious studies at Viterbo aims to investigate the nature of God while developing a mature worldview consistent with values promoting the common good. There is an academic focus on social justice, as well as the complexities of religions and spirituality in the modern world. Viterbo faculty guide and mentor students to examine religious history as well as Christian, Franciscan, and sacramental theologies, scripture, and moral reasoning. There is an emphasis in Franciscan theology and spirituality along with a strong commitment to the Catholic intellectual tradition. Small class sizes encourage discussion, interaction, and individualized attention.

Religious Studies and Theology (B.A.)

Viterbo’s religious studies and theology program focuses on social justice and the complexities of religions and spirituality in the modern world. At Viterbo, this process begins with dedicated faculty, both lay and religious, who are actively engaged in theological research and scholarship. Faculty guide and mentor students to examine religious history as well as Christian, Franciscan, and sacramental theologies, scripture, and moral reasoning.

Religious Studies and Theology (Minor)

Minors at Viterbo University generally require between 15–25 credits upon completion. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.

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