Carroll University’s religious studies major explores the rich history and traditions of religion and the role it plays in culture, politics and society. This major complements many areas of study including business, psychology, history, health sciences and writing. The required coursework offers you the flexibility to pursue a double major if you choose.
Our program provides you with the opportunity to study Christian traditions and also gain a deeper understanding of religions such as Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Native American traditions. You’ll have opportunities to meet and share ideas with leaders from a variety of faiths throughout southeastern Wisconsin. And you’ll take courses that make you think critically about the interaction between religion and other areas including healthcare, politics and literature.
If you’re looking for a career path that allows you to serve others, religious studies may be the right track for you. Fulfilling careers in areas such as social work, education, healthcare, politics, non-profit organizations, law, library science or at a congregation are all possible. Religious studies majors have also successfully entered graduate school to continue their education.
Students study four main areas:
- Introduction to the study of religion
- Biblical studies and history of Christian thought
- Religion and society
- Asian religions, Judaism, Islam and Buddhism
Southeastern Wisconsin is a religiously diverse area where you can connect with leaders of many faiths:
- Sikh Religious Society of Wisconsin
- St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
- Jewish Synagogue
- Islamic Society of Brookfield
- Buddhist Temple
- First Presbyterian Church