Program Overview.

Religious studies majors and minors examine religious beliefs, institutions, and practices using approaches from the humanities, arts, social sciences, and sciences. This is your opportunity to understand new dimensions of the human experience. It may help you better understand your faith (if you have one) or understand the powerful ways religions shape our world. Religious studies, combined with appropriate courses in other fields, provides an excellent background for any professional career—including law, engineering, medicine and health care professions, journalism, social work, and others—and for graduate studies in a number of fields.

About Religious Studies at Morningside:

  • Gain skills in cross-cultural understanding, empathy, and flexibility of mind.
  • Enhance your research methods, communication skills, and critical thinking abilities.
  • Prepare for a wide variety of career fields like business, education, and human services professions, careers particularly in ministry, teaching, nonprofit work, social work, religious research, chaplaincy, law, human resources, journalism and mass communication, marriage and family therapy, medicine and nursing, and much more.
  • Become a better global citizen by understanding the power of religion in today’s world.