In response to increased interest in religion and church-related careers, Madonna University offers a variety of program options in Pastoral Ministry and Religious Studies.
The Pastoral Ministry program includes scriptural, ethical and practical dimensions of Christian service. With a greater focus on Biblical research, two Religious Studies courses (Catholicism and The Sacraments) are designed basically within the Catholic tradition but are not limited to persons of that religious persuasion. Other courses are ecumenical in both content and method of presentation.
A minor in Philosophy is offered and should be declared at the time of registration. The program is designed to develop students' skills in critical thinking, reflecting on problems, and ultimate questions of meaning, order, value and the human condition.
Madonna University's highly qualified faculty work with students to assign academic credit for completion of programs including youth ministry and internships involving bereavement work, retreat work or similar Christian service. Consortia arrangements with the Archdiocese award college credit in Religious Studies for courses offered in parishes throughout the Archdiocese.
Students working toward an associate degree are encouraged to select courses that apply to the ministry in which they operate.
Fr. John Sajdak, Chair
Religious Studies & Philosophy
Religious Studies and Philosophy Areas of Study
– The graduate programs are highlighted with a dark background.