Religious Studies

Religious Studies

Explore the Role Religion Plays in Humanity

As a student in the religious studies and theology program at Canisius, you can explore the role that religion plays in the development and experience of humanity as a whole. Get both the scientific and theological tools necessary for a rigorous academic study of religion, and take advantage of multiple opportunities to apply that study in the real world. As a religious studies student at Canisius, you will learn to appreciate the various viewpoints and values of differing religions.

Why Study Religious Studies & Theology at Canisius?

  • Students are taught by award-winning faculty from a diverse range of religious backgrounds, including Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, Methodist and Jewish; which provides students with the perspectives of various faiths.
  • Religious studies graduates are well-prepared for professional careers in both religious and secular fields or further study in graduate school. Our graduates are employed as chaplains, pastors, directors of religious education, social workers, counselors, nurses, journalists, teachers, and lawyers.
  • A wide variety of volunteer service and immersion opportunities enable religious studies majors to apply what they learn in the classroom in both the local community and globally.
  • Students can seamlessly dual major in a variety of fields. Those with an interest in spirituality and well-being can dual major in areas such as psychology or education.   

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