Religious Studies

Religious experience and inquiry are taken seriously at Mercyhurst — they are integral to the human quest for meaning and value in life. It is the respect we have for the religious freedom of our students that allows them to think critically and creatively about theological questions. While Mercyhurst's roots are founded in Catholicism, we also welcome and affirm a spirit of universal Christian and interfaith openness.

In keeping with the Mercy tradition, the Department of Religious Studies is committed to fostering awareness of regional, national and global issues of justice that emerge within religious contexts and society. As a major, you'll have several opportunities that engage you in research and hands-on learning. In fact, many of the students who enter into the religious studies program are among the brightest and most academically talented in their class. With approximately 30 majors and minors entering the program in a given academic year, students benefit from small class sizes and generous mentorship from distinguished faculty.

In addition, religious studies majors often choose to double major in another discipline, which allows them to cultivate a rich, well-rounded education that opens doors to several career options upon graduation.

Check out the Religious Studies Facebook group.


Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 25 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

An Afternoon of Dance

Dates: Apr 27

Location: Ridge Library Great Room, North East