The Religious Studies program is designed for students preparing to transfer to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution with a major in religion or theology, students contemplating a career in religion either as a scholar or a cleric, students who want to explore their own religious beliefs in relation to the beliefs of others, and students interested in the role of religion in the contemporary world.
The Religious Studies curriculum is for students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs or professional schools after study at the Community College of Philadelphia. Students are expected to consult with an academic advisor, counselor and or Department Chair upon entry to the program and in subsequent semesters.
Transfer planning should begin early so that the student can gain the most benefit from the curriculum. Students who follow the Religious Studies curriculum and plan to attend a specific four-year college after graduation should choose elective courses that duplicate as closely as possible those in the first two years of the program of that college.