What can religion teach you about the meaning of life? About justice? About being a moral person? About your own purpose?

Major Roadmap

Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

Religious and Theological Studies Major Guide

Dive into the deep questions with a major in Religious and Theological Studies. Through courses like Introduction to the Religions of the World, History of Christian Theology, and biblical studies, you’ll learn how to think about religions — your own, if you have one, and others’. Study the development of global religions throughout history and to the present day. Gain an understanding of how religion influences culture, conflicts and current events around the world.

What do our graduates do?

Religious and Theological Studies majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Vice president of operations for Adore Ministries
  • Literacy tutor for AmeriCorps
  • Director of the Beecken Center, at the School of Theology, Sewanee
  • Ambassador for poverty relief at Noonday Collection 
  • Teaching fellows with the Alliance for Catholic Education through the University of Notre Dame
  • Year-long volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • Peace Corps volunteers
  • Recipient of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship
  • Graduate students at the University of Notre Dame, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Harvard Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary and Yale Divinity School

For more information on the Religious and Theological Studies major, please contact Professor of Humanities Richard Bautch. The Religious and Theological Studies major is part of the Department of Religious and Theological Studies

A New Bible Captivates Campus

A New Bible Captivates Campus

A 21st-century illuminated Bible makes its sojourn to St. Edward’s this year.