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Religious Studies
  • Student to faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Typical class size: 20-25
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Religious Studies

Fisher was founded on the Basilian principles of “goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” Explore this heritage and other faith-based histories and traditions by enrolling in Fisher’s religious studies program.

As a religious studies major, you will develop religious literacy in five main areas:

  • Religious Experience: Exploring beliefs and practices related to human experiences of the sacred.
  • Catholic Heritage:  Examining the history and sources of Roman Catholic theology and community.
  • Religious Traditions: Study the teachings, artistic expressions, and practices of various traditions.
  • Sacred Scriptures: Probe the sacred texts of Eastern, Western, and Indigenous traditions.
  • Ethics: Consider how religion informs and shapes values and moral decision-making.

Many religious studies majors choose to add a second major in a related field. 

Program Overview

The B.S. in religious studies requires 10 courses, selected in consultation with a departmental faculty advisor, for a total of 30 credits.

The religious studies curriculum culminates with a senior project. You may choose to write an academic research paper or propose and complete a community project with a report. You will present your work before faculty and an audience of peers within the program.

Life After Fisher

Graduates of Fisher’s religious studies program have found career success in secular and sacred fields. Program alumni are well-suited for positions in:

  • Chaplaincy
  • Diplomacy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health care
  • Law
  • Lay ministry
  • Nonprofit administration
  • Teaching

The program also fosters the textual analysis, critical moral inquiry, and cultural sensitivity skills necessary for further graduate study.