Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies at St. Joseph’s offers you the means to enhance your understanding of religion as an important aspect of the human experience. Today’s world is constantly changing, influenced by many moral and theological viewpoints. By examining religion in the context of society, history and culture, you’ll deepen your knowledge of various religious traditions and learn to appreciate the beliefs of all people within their distinct heritage.

Certificate in Religious Studies

Earning your Certificate in Religious Studies from SJC Online will prepare you with the skills and knowledge needed to enhance your personal interests or pursue a career in religious studies or theology. This certificate is also beneficial for students who wish to teach in a religiously affiliated school or become engaged in a form of church-based ministry. All credits earned to complete this certificate can also be applied to the completion of other programs. Contact your academic adviser to learn more.

Career Outlook

Religion plays an important role in many areas, including global economy and politics. A Certificate in Religious Studies will prepare you for roles of leadership and service in such areas as religious education, youth ministry, social outreach, marriage preparation and family ministry.

Program Highlights:

  • 18 credit hours
  • Rolling admission
  • Customized curriculum
  • Flexible online schedule
  • Courses may be applied to the completion of other programs