In religious studies, you’ll do some serious soul-searching. You’ll ask questions, examine your faith and develop an understanding of other religions.
And while you’re at it, you might discover some deep-seated analytical skills and problem-solving abilities.
Of heart and mind
A bachelor’s degree in religious studies will prepare you for a master’s degree in theology or a position in ministry. But it will also help you explore ideas—the hallmark of a well-rounded, liberal arts education and our Catholic Benedictine values. In fact, Mount Marty University is the only Catholic institution in South Dakota that offers a major in religious studies with both a broad foundation of content and supervised field experience. Class sizes in religious studies are small, and you’ll develop a reflective dialogue between faith and reason with your classmates and professors. You’ll take courses in the wisdom of Benedict (of course), synoptic gospels, and critical thinking and ethical leadership. And through courses in philosophy, you’ll also delve into what shapes laws, culture, history, politics and values.
Who we are
We know that you might be at a different place in your faith journey than your classmates. Some may be Catholic, others not. But what we all have in common is a commitment to creating the best version of ourselves through service to others. And that’s what Mount Marty is all about.