Religious Studies

The Religious Studies offerings are integral to the liberal arts core of Stritch. Through Religious Studies courses, the student is challenged to examine the religious dimension of human existence.


In Religious Studies, students explore the manner in which religious traditions and symbols have provided, and continue to offer, an interpretation of human life.  In addition to probing the Roman Catholic tradition, the program offers courses in contemporary Protestantism, Judaism, the culture of Islam, and Asian religions.

The Religious Studies course offerings at Stritch, therefore, provide students the opportunity to study the historical, theoretical and practical aspects of the religious experience in its global setting.

The Religious Studies offerings provide a balanced selection of upper division courses that enable students to acquire a more in-depth background as a major or minor in Religious Studies. Students who major in Religious Studies are prepared to pursue various careers ranging from teaching to parish or societal ministries.