Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies

Department Location

Academic Building, HC135
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Department Chair

Christopher Kelly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Contact Us

Tel: 203-371-7730
Fax: 203-371-7731 
religiousstudies@sacredheart.edu  

The Department of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies offers courses and programs of study that explore important and enduring questions of meaning—questions that human beings throughout the centuries and in every culture have asked. We propose that a student cannot call himself or herself educated without having wrestled honestly with these critical questions. Therefore, we invite you the student, who is studying at Sacred Heart University in order to receive a liberal education, not only to take your core courses in Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies with an open and critical mind, but to take a look at our major, minor, concentration, and study abroad programs. Any of our faculty will be happy to talk to you about these opportunities. 

Latest News

Lecturer Examines Legacy of Slain Salvadoran Archbishop Romero

March 6, 2018

Sacred Heart University’s faculty and students learned about the life and death of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero recently in the latest installment of the University’s Contemporary Catholic Conversations Series.

Theologian Illuminates Congruence of Faith and Science

February 22, 2018

Sacred Heart University students and faculty gathered with community members in University Commons recently for a spirited conversation on “Evolution and Creation Theology,” led by Roger Haight, American Jesuit theologian and scholar-in-residence at Union Theological Seminary in New York. The talk was part of the “Contemporary Catholic Conversations” series, hosted by the Office of Mission and Catholic Identity.

Seminars in Catholic Intellectual Tradition Explore Humanity, Personal Growth

December 7, 2017

As a Catholic institution of higher learning, Sacred Heart University is charged with overseeing students’ academic and personal growth, as well as professional and spiritual development. Striving for a strong ethical and moral foundation grounded in the humanities and liberal arts is part of that charter.