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Religion Classes at Catholic Colleges—Required?

Hey everyone, I've taken an interest in a couple of Catholic colleges, but I’m not Catholic myself; does anyone know if these schools require students to take religion classes as part of their degree? Just want to make sure I know what I’m signing up for.

7 months ago

Hello there! It's great that you're looking into the academic requirements of colleges you're interested in. At Catholic colleges, it is quite common to have a few theology or religion requirements as part of their core curriculum. The number of required courses can vary from one to several classes.

However, these institutions typically offer a wide range of religious studies courses, including those that explore different faiths and perspectives. It's seen as part of a broader liberal arts education. For instance, a school might offer classes on world religions, ethics, or the intersection of science and religion.

I encourage you to check the specific course catalog for each college you're considering to understand the scope of their requirements. This information can often be found on the college’s website or by speaking to an admissions officer. Knowing the curriculum will help ensure you're comfortable with your choice and can make the most of your education there.

7 months ago

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