The Religious and Theological Studies (RTS) major challenges students to think critically about a wide range of texts and topics through​ a theological lens. The program’s distinctive mixture of philosophy, biblical studies, religion, theology, and humanities shapes students into skilled generalists, prepared for a wide range of graduate programs or professions including education, media and communication, business, nonprofit leadership, government, ministry, and many others. The program will also offer regular departmental electives in world religions, comparative theology, apologetics, the philosophy of religion, and other courses that explore the intersections of faith and culture.

In harmony with the Manhattan Declaration, the Religious and Theological Studies program at the King’s College offers an interdisciplinary concentration in Catholic Studies in the Religious and Theological Studies major. This program positions King’s as an institution where Christians from multiple traditions are grounded in Christian social, economic, and political thought as a basis for building solidarity across the Christian traditions to address the moral and social issues of our time.


  • Introduction to Catholicism–History & Doctrine (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Catholic Social Thought (3 credits)
  • Two RTS Approved Elective Courses (6 credits)
  • Internship/Practicum in an approved Roman Catholic institution (6 credits)

TOTAL: 18 credits