Religious studies is the academic field of multi-disciplinary, secular study of religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions. It describes, compares, interprets, and explains religion, emphasizing systematic, historically based, and cross-cultural perspectives.
Some knowledge of world religion(s) is essential for professionals who work within the Canadian multicultural complex, and for anyone who wishes to participate in the global economy. The study of religion(s) helps us to understand cultural values and respond to the diversity that is found in our communities, Canadian public life, and international relations.
Whether it be about scripture, morality, or experiential learning in Rome, my time in the Catholic Studies program has brought guidance and wisdom into my life. CST allows me to merge faith with history and modernity and provides me with the opportunity to share it with others.
The Catholic Studies program has helped me study the history of the Church and understand the depth of my beliefs. Having the ability to go to Rome has given me real world experience. This is invaluable for my knowledge and essential for strengthening my faith in Christ.
This experiential learning trip has helped me to really understand just how influential Religion is in our world.
Religious Studies has provided me with a steady career path by helping me establish meaningful connections with professors and placement teachers. I’m very thankful for the opportunities this program has made possible.
This experiential learning trip has deepened my understanding of Religion and how it shapes an individual’s perspective. This is something that will help me in the future as I help bereaved individuals.
This experiential learning trip has put into perspective how to apply what I’ve learned in class to everyday life situations.
Religious Studies gives me the opportunity to work in the Catholic education system as a teacher.