religious studies program

Gain a better understanding of yourself and the world with a B.A. in Religious Studies from Georgian Court University.

As a premier religious studies program, GCU’s curriculum covers history and theology and enables students to teach, work in parish religious education programs, or work in various offices and ministries. It’s also an ideal foundation if you want to pursue graduate study.


To earn a B.A. in Religious Studies, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.


Religious Studies:

  • RS208 Discovering the Bible (3)
  • RS220 Christian Tradition (3)
  • RS334 Theological Ethics (3)
  • RS401 Seminar in Religious Thought (3)
  • Religious studies electives (18)

Notes: At least 9 credits must be from 300- or 400-level courses. Religious studies majors can use up to two classes in the major to fulfill General Education requirements.

Demonstrate a broader understanding of the world around you—and your ability to influence positive changes—with a minor in religious studies from GCU. You’ll explore various religions and cultural traditions while opening your mind to all world views. This program requires 18 credits.


To earn a minor in religious studies from GCU, you must successfully complete 18 credits in religious studies courses, 6 credits of which must be at the 300 or 400 level.

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

I am so blessed to have attended Georgian Court. On top of providing me with an absolutely fantastic education, I was given the opportunity to explore my faith and understand my spirituality. The best part about having attended a Catholic university is that I was not only allowed to explore my religion, I was encouraged to dive deeper into what being a Catholic means to me and to involve myself in activities that fostered my beliefs.

kristin cladek
Kristen Cladek ’14, Graduate Student at Fordham University