The Department of Religious and Theological Studies at
Salve Regina offers students a deep intellectual engagement with the Christian
religious tradition, including our Catholic heritage, as well as a rich,
comparative approach to the great religious traditions of the world.
To both majors and minors, we offer four optional areas
of focus - Christian theology, Scripture, ethics and world religions - allowing
them to choose a path of study that best meets their needs and captures their
For all students at Salve Regina, we offer our Common
Core course, Christianity in Dialogue with World Religions. Usually taken in
the sophomore year, this challenging course reflects the University's mission
to be a community welcoming people of diverse beliefs, as well as the important
Core Curriculum goal of preparing responsible citizens in our global society.
Students then choose an additional upper-level Core Complement course from a
range of offerings.
Beyond the classroom, we sponsor activities that
complement our curriculum - from bringing to the University guest speakers who explore
the relevant religious issues of the day to sponsoring study abroad courses in destinations
such as Belize, Turkey and Israel.
Our graduates possess a strong liberal arts
foundation for postgraduate work, including the study of religion, history or law,
as well as careers in social services, education, business and church-related