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Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies

Answer your higher calling with confidence

At Fontbonne, your study of religion will be nurtured and encouraged in the classroom as well as through the opportunity to serve others. Religion is a major force in shaping cultures and societies, as well as behavior and beliefs. Fontbonne’s religious studies program provides a critical examination of religion and a broad background in the liberal arts to prepare you for graduate studies or entry into a professional position. This 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.

Program Highlights

Your degree path provides a sophisticated education in the major world religions, especially Christianity, and how they have affected human culture throughout time

  • Exploration of both Western and Eastern religious traditions
  • Access to upper-level courses in religion and/or philosophy at St. Louis University
  • Accelerated access to graduate education at Aquinas Institute of Theology

Preparation for graduate school in religion and theology

Accelerate your path to graduate school and earn undergraduate and graduate credit at the same time! An agreement with Aquinas Institute of Theology will help you smoothly transition into a graduate program as you complete your undergraduate degree in religious studies.

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Religious Studies Career Opportunities

Your degree prepares you to make a difference in the world, and can be the foundation for a successful career in a variety of professional settings. Learn more about how you can put this major to work on our Career Opportunities page.

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Religious Studies Partnership with Aquinas

 Begin your studies with a degree in Religious Studies at Fontbonne, 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. Learn more on our partner page.

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In-Field Learning Experiences

  • International Institute internship
  • Local presentations/conferences on the pontificate of John Paul II
  • Presentation on the juncture of theology and ecology


Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies

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St. Louis, MO 63105


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