Minor in Religious Studies
The religious studies curriculum provides an opportunity for a
multi-faceted reflection on the religious dimension of the human
experience. Students are introduced to the religious patterns of
humanity in a worldwide perspective. The tradition of the Dominican
Order includes “disputatio” (respectful dialogue) and the search
for “veritas” (truth) in all disciplines. The concepts of the
sacred work of “study,” one of St. Dominic’s Nine Ways of Prayer,
is examined as the education philosophy of the founders of Mount
Saint Mary College. Religious studies is offered as a minor only;
there is no major in religious studies.
To minor in religious studies, a student needs 18 credits: 12 in
religious studies and 6 in biblical studies.