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Religious Studies

In the religious studies minor, students can expect personal and intellectual growth while developing a deeper understanding of our world and its many religions, which are important to cultural understanding and competence. Students in any major will benefit from increasing their ability to interact with people from different religious and cultural backgrounds. Through exploration of the scriptures, history, theology, and ethics of the world's religions, students will develop widely applicable skills for any career. These include data gathering, observation, interpretation, critical analysis, and greater empathy for others. The religious studies program emphasizes experiential learning at all levels through site visits, field trips, service, study abroad, and internship opportunities.


At Mount Union, religious studies courses welcome students from all backgrounds. Students who grew up in a faith community or have never set foot in a religious setting are invited to explore the meaning of religion in our world. Faculty in religious studies at Mount Union believe that the study of religion is critical to understanding American culture as well as cultures around the globe. Students will grow personally and intellectually through religious studies courses as they explore the scriptures, history, theology, and ethics of the world’s religions.

Notably, the religious studies curriculum offers many experiential learning opportunities to put classroom learning into practice.