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Weekend/Evening & Online College

Religious Studies


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Prepare for a career in mainstream Christian ministry or related service organizations with a degree in Religious Studies from Weekend/Evening & Online College at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

As part of a traditional Catholic higher educational institution, Weekend/Evening & Online College at Mount Saint Mary’s University is a leading choice for those seeking to earn a degree in Religious Studies.

If you’ve considered a career in mainstream Christian organizations, earning your degree in Religious Studies from Weekend/Evening & Online College can provide the solid foundation for not only a professional career, but also for graduate study in theology or religion.

Available Program Formats

Learn more about our program formats and hear from our students about their unique experiences.

Weekend, Evening & Online

Choose your own schedule. Instruction takes place on select weekends, evenings, in-person or online. Combine all formats, or choose the one that works for you.

Degree Requirements

The following is a complete listing of degree requirements for those seeking to earn a BA in Religious Studies. Your degree will be divided into the following five categories. For more information, please consult a Mount advisor.

1. Scripture
2. Christian Thought
3. Christian Ethics

4. Religion & Religions
5. Special Offerings

Lower Division

9 units total

  • RST 15: Introduction to Christian Scriptures (3 units)
  • RST 21: Introduction to Catholicism (3 units)
  • RST 41: Introduction to Christian Ethics (3 units)

Upper Division

21 units total

Scripture (3 units)

  • RST 155: Upper Division Scripture Study (3 units)

Christian Thought (6 units)

  • RST 131: Jesus (3 units) – required
  • 3 units in another upper division category II course

Christian Ethics (3 units)

  • Upper division category III course

Upper Division Elective (3 units)

  • Upper division course in any RST category

General Elective (3 units)

  • 3 units in any area

Senior Thesis/Project (3 units)

  • RST 199: Senior Thesis/Project (3 units)

Total Units

Total Units for Major: 30 units

Total Units for Complete Bachelor’s Degree: 124 units