Religious Studies

Holy Family University is proud to offer students a highly supportive learning environment that values their personal and professional goals. Students in our Religious Studies program thrive in our small yet challenging learning environment. We believe in educating beyond the classroom for all of our programs, including our religious studies major. Philadelphia provides opportunities for hands-on experience, which is a key component of your college education.

What Can You Do With This Major?

The Religious Studies program is ideal for students seeking a foundation for graduate study, church-related careers, or a teaching position in a parochial school.

Graduates also are well prepared for careers in:

  • Archaeology
  • Counseling
  • International Business
  • Pastoral Work
  • Social Work

Major Coursework

The Religious Studies program enables students to examine aspects of Christian faith and values in a spirit of thoughtful freedom and academic rigor.

Some of the classes you will take include:

  • Jesus the Christ
  • Introduction to the Four Gospels
  • Introduction to Hebrew Scripture
  • History of Christianity I & II
  • Basics of Catholic Faith
  • Life and Death: Christian Decision-Making
  • The Church in the Modern World
  • Women and Religion
  • Junior Seminar
  • Senior Seminar

Career Success

Due to their excellent education, many of our religious studies graduates have wonderful success stories in careers that stretch the boundaries of the expected.

Here are just a few of the positions our recent graduates hold:

  • Director of Human Resources, Building Maintenance Systems, Inc.
  • Branch Manager, Free Library of Philadelphia