Religious Studies

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.


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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, especially with the Franciscan intellectual tradition in mind. The student is asked to explore the manner in which religious traditions and symbols have provided and continue to offer an interpretation of human life. Offerings include courses that explore foundational elements of the broad Christian (Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, etc.) tradition as well as World Religious traditions. The student will also find courses on Christian Scripture and morality as well as specific courses on Judaism and Islam. These course offerings allow students the opportunity of exposure to a variety of religious traditions.

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Program Format

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.

Courses Are Available

  • Face-to-face

Semesters to Join

  • Fall (August)
  • Spring (January)

Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A total of 120 semester credits are required for graduation, with at least 30 major course credits taken at Cardinal Stritch University. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution and applied to fulfill major course requirements.

In the admission process you will need to provide transcripts from each college or university you attended. We will review the courses you already took to find out what will transfer to Stritch. Download our guide that explains  credit acquisition or view a list of institutions we partnered with to establish  articulation agreements.

Application Requirements

Applications for admission are reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply to an undergraduate program:

  • Apply online
  • Request transcripts from your school(s)
  • Send us your ACT or SAT scores

Some academic scholarships require having an application on file, and being accepted, to see if you qualify.

International students will need to submit additional information regarding language proficiency and obtaining a student visa.

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