BA Religion

University Campus

Religion helps us better understand ourselves, our relationships and what motivates cultures around the world. As a Religion scholar, you'll develop a more holistic view of the human experience—a perspective that will inform your work whether serving the church, classroom, courtroom or a social service organization.

Why choose Religion at Saint Leo?

What better place to study religion than at Florida’s oldest Catholic college? With centuries-old roots in the Benedictine tradition, we welcome all curious thinkers, regardless of faith background. Together with University Ministry and the brothers and sisters at Saint Leo Abbey, our faculty guide students toward career goals, and to a higher mind-body-spirit connection through respect, service and joy.

Some amazing classes you can take

  • Foundations of Christian Faith
  • Women in the Church
  • The Second Vatican Council
  • Abraham's Tent: Christian and Jews in Dialogue
  • Theological, Moral and Spiritual Aspects of Marriage and Sexuality

Professional development opportunities

  • Peer ministry: Work hand-in-hand with RAs to support and guide campus students through University Ministry's unique Student Chaplain Program.
  • Internships: Serve the community through opportunities at local parishes, a pre-hospital chaplaincy program, St. Petersburg Diocese's youth ministry program, and Catholic Charities.
  • Service trips: Spend your spring break serving in a Costa Rican orphanage, a horse rescue in upstate New York or an Alaskan national park. Co-curricular activities: Become an active member of the Religion honor society, University Ministry or campus religion organizations, such as Samaritans, Voices of Christ or Imago Dei.

What can I do with a degree in Religion?

Religion majors can pursue graduate study in theology and full-time ministry, or other careers connected with the church. Religious studies also provide a strong foundation for careers in law, business, teaching, psychology and social work. Find success in such positions as:

  • Director of Religious Education
  • Clergy
  • Conflict Resolution Specialist
  • High School Teacher
  • Hospital Chaplain
  • Lawyer
  • Mediator
  • Music Minister
  • Social Worker
  • Youth Counselor

Where are Saint Leo Religion grads now?

  • Providence College
  • Villanova University
  • University of South Florida
  • Saint Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church- Clearwater
  • Franciscan University

Ready to apply?

Join a supportive community of students and professors who will help you grow in your faith and get you moving on your career path. Take the first step; apply now.

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