Where am I?
Religious Studies Partnership with Aquinas
You’re passionate about studying how faith, religion and philosophy shape the world, and you can see yourself becoming a leader in your church or community. Begin your studies with a Bachelor of Science degree in Religious Studies at Fontbonne University, then move on to a master’s certificate or degree program at Aquinas Institute of Theology through a new undergraduate/graduate agreement between the two schools. Provided you meet the requirements, the agreement will offer additional academic options and an accelerated path toward your future.
Ecumenical in scope, Fontbonne’s Religious Studies undergraduate program is open to anyone interested in the religious and philosophical aspects of the human experience, as well as art, history, sociology, politics, literature and ethics. At Fontbonne, you’ll get a sophisticated education in the major world religions, especially Christianity, and how they have affected human culture throughout time. Working in small classes (Fontbonne has an 11:1 student to faculty ratio), you’ll learn the religious traditions of both Western and Eastern cultures in a historical context by delving into theology, scriptures, rituals, symbolism and moral teachings.
Religious Studies majors at Fontbonne are currently required to take a minimum of three upper-division courses in religion or philosophy at St. Louis University. The new agreement with Aquinas will give students additional options for fulfilling these requirements, earning undergraduate and graduate credit at the same time. During your junior or senior years at Fontbonne, with approval, you can take up to four upper level courses at Aquinas. And upon graduation from Fontbonne and admission into Aquinas, you may pursue any Aquinas certificate or degree — with a few graduate-level courses already logged in your transcript.
What will I do with my degree?
This program is designed for students who wish to pursue graduate studies in theology, careers in theological education, or a variety of lay ministries. If your goal is to enter into church or community leadership, this program is designed with you in mind.
Fontbonne University is dedicated to providing students with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Through our core curriculum, students learn how to think critically, solve problems and communicate effectively. No matter what career path you choose, Fontbonne provides you the tools for success in both work and life.
How can I find out more?
Fill out a contact form to request more information about this degree.
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