The study of religion and its impact on our world is an integral part of the liberal education offered by Saint Joseph's
College. Every student is required to deal with religious and philosophical concepts throughout the Core program. As a
part of its Catholic identity, the College offers a deeper reflection and study of religion through a combined major with
philosophy or a minor in religion. Religious experience is universally a part of the human condition.
The religion minor offers the student the opportunity to study and reflect on the foundational sources and the human
response to the Divine through a system of beliefs, worship and morality. Both the Core curriculum and the religious
studies department recognize the importance of dialogue in our contemporary pluralistic world. The study of religion
requires an integrative mind, utilizing the natural and humane sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology,
linguistics, pedagogy, etc.) and challenges the student toward an expanded world view.
MAJOR IN RELIGION/ PHILOSOPHY (36 credit hours)