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Religious and Theological Studies


Ministry and Religious Education Internship

The Internship in Ministry and Religious Education is a semester-long opportunity for students who have declared a major in religious and theological studies to engage in service in a parish, congregation, synagogue, or religiously affiliated secondary school, as well as in hospice and hospital pastoral care agencies. 

Honor Society

Merrimack College is a member of the National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology (Theta Alpha Kappa), which is open to students who have completed at least 12 credits in religious and theological studies, have at least a 3.5 GPA in the major and an overall GPA of at least 3.0.

What can I do with a major or minor in religious & theological studies?

In our increasingly interconnected world, where cultures collide with one another, we can no longer remain ignorant of the basic beliefs and convictions of others. In business, law, management, international relations, education, medicine, law enforcement, government, social services, etc., one encounters people of different faiths.

The student of religion and theology is uniquely equipped for succeeding in a diverse environment precisely because he/she understands the basic convictions and motivations of others. Because the study of religion and theology prepares one to be an active global citizen and emphasizes the importance of critical thinking and rational argumentation, the career opportunities for those who major or minor in religion and theology are diverse. 

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Linda Tankersley
Admin. Assistant,
Religious & Theological Studies
Cushing 107



Joseph Kelley

Co-Chair and Professor, 
Religious & Theological Studies



Warren Kay

Co-Chair and Professor, 
Religious & Theological Studies