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Why choose Religious Studies at PCC?

“The religious aspect points to that which is ultimate, infinite, unconditional in (an individual’s) spiritual life. Religion, in the largest and most basic sense of the word, is ultimate concern.”Paul Tillich

Religious Studies courses allow you to learn about different religious traditions, including behaviors, motivations, and practices through the perspectives of sociology, anthropology, geography, ethics, philosophy, history, and even science (i.e. archaeology).

Degrees and certificates

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University transfer 2 years at PCC + 2 years at university

What will you learn?

Religious Studies investigates the variety of human religious experience. We seek a broad understanding of religion through critical reflection on the various founders, history, myths and doctrines, rituals and traditions, and social and personal ethics. Techniques from the arts, humanities, social, and physical sciences are all employed.

What will you do?

You not only gain knowledge about the religions but also gain skills in living out what it means to live in a pluralistic society, including speaking with people practicing different religions.

Religious Studies prepares students for work and study in disciplines such as religion and ministry, social services, archaeology, education, law, linguistics, and political science.

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