Religious Studies

Mount Mercy University’s religious studies degree offers students an education through the practice of evaluating arguments, studying text and overall appreciation of complex religions.

Religious studies is an excellent double major when paired with nursing, business, social work, English, criminal justice, and music to name just a few. A minor in religious studies is also beneficial for many major disciplines including secondary education.

Students in the religious studies program develop strong writing, speaking and critical thinking skills that are useful in any career. A religious studies minor is ideal for education majors who are interested in a career teaching religious education.

The religious studies program at Mount Mercy offers students an introduction to concepts associated with the academic study of religions. Students will explore themes of the Christian tradition and examine them from the perspectives of various historical, theological and cultural contexts. Upper-level course in systematic theology also stress issues of social justices in the practice and study of Christian theological traditions.