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Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies

Earn your BA in Theology and Religious Studies at Rosemont College.Religion is a powerful connector—between individuals, among communities, and across cultures. 

If you’re passionate about forming impactful connections to uplift others AND want to delve into the fascinating traditions that have bonded people for centuries, Rosemont’s Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies is right for you. 

Rosemont's mission emphasizes diversity with a commitment to building an intercultural community and persistence and courage in promoting justice with compassion, and our curriculum reflects these values. We offer a wide range of classes that foster an understanding of religious experience and theological reflection across disciplines and traditions, in a way that is critically oriented to the good of culture and society. Classes also take a deep dive into the complex issues and questions of justice on personal, social, civic, and religious levels that we navigate today. 

Along the way, you’ll gain strong skills in critical thinking and cultural literacy, as well as appreciation for diversity and community—all vital to effectively communicating and working with people from all backgrounds. In the real world, that means you’ll be able to recognize and respect cultural traditions, as well as the religious practices and beliefs central to various communities. This expertise provides an invaluable advantage in fields from business to healthcare to education and more. 

Many students further enrich their intellectual growth and professional marketability by pursuing a double major or minor in history, English, business, new media communication, art, or another of our 25+ programs that aligns with your goals. 

Why Study Theology and Religious Studies at Rosemont? 

Rosemont’s intentionally small class size allows our students to make deep connections to their peers and professors, helping you find your unique voice and expanding your professional opportunities. Our intimate academic environment means that you’ll be an active participant in your learning: contributing to discussions, engaging with different viewpoints, and thinking critically about your own.  

We realize that figuring out your calling is a process, so Theology and Religious Studies faculty serve as mentors, truly getting to know each student’s talents and ambitions. From discussing the best coursework for your goals to introducing you to career paths you may not have known existed, professors and advisors support you through every step of your academic journey. 

Coursework Examples 

  • RST 0122: Religion in America  
  • RST 0124: World Religions
  • RST 0202: Black Catholicism
  • RST 0233: Catholic Social Justice Tradition
  •  RST 0318: Women in Religion
  • RST 0345: Sports and Spirituality 

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Look Forward to a Successful Future 

When you major in Theology and Religious Studies, you’ll also build a solid foundation of knowledge in human behavior, history, philosophy, anthropology and sociology. This multidisciplinary approach to education leads to success in a variety of careers. Jobs for graduates with a BA in Theology and Religious Studies include: 

  • Activist 
  • Business professional 
  • Clergyperson 
  • Educator 
  • Healthcare worker 
  • International aid worker
  • Lawyer
  • Nonprofit administrator
  • Social worker
  • Public policy advisor 

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