Academic Building, HC135
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
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 Department News
- New Britain Herald: Kathleen Welch, M.A. Religious Studies graduate, named Connecticut History Teacher of the Year 2014
- Flickr: Dr. June-Ann Greeley introduces the SHU Graduate Commencement Keynote speaker and Honorary Degree recipient, Sr. Kathleen Deignan ’71
- Flickr: Dr. Ken Knies serves students at the end-of-semester Late Night Breakfast
- Flickr: Congratulations to Dr. Brian Stiltner who is celebrating 15 years of service here at SHU
- Flickr: Photogallery from the Ethics Bowl
- Huffington Post: The Future of Higher Education: Rose Bowl or Ethics Bowl
- SHU Hosts Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl
- Professor Richard Grigg Publishes Eighth Book
- CNN: Are there dangers in being 'spiritual but not religious'?
Annual Nouwen Lecture Will Feature Talk on Spirituality and Art
February 25, 2015
Fairfield, Conn. - Sacred Heart University’s 2015 Henri J.M. Nouwen Lecture in Contemporary Spirituality will feature Stephanie McKenzie discussing “Spirituality and Art: Emily Carr and Van Gogh.”McKenzie is a poet, editor and professor at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This event will take place in the Schine Auditorium on SHU’s Fairfield campus on Wednesday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. The talk is sponsored by the Office of Mission and Catholic Identity – it is free and open to the public. Please contact Funda Alp at 203-396-8241 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Students Go to the Mat in Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl
December 10, 2014
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sitting across from their opponents and trying to out-strategize them while impressing a trio of judges, two teams of five Sacred Heart University students each battled it out in the 2014 Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl (NEREB) competition. The event, which was hosted by SHU for the third consecutive year, took place Saturday, December 6.
SHU Hosts Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl
December 2, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – More than 180 undergraduate students. Fifty-two judges and moderators. Twenty-six teams. Nineteen different schools. Nearly 10 hours of competition. Three regular rounds plus a quarter-final, semi-final and final round. Two cases per team. The logistics associated with the Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl alone could make your head swim, not to mention the challenging philosophical conundrums put into play and the subject of much debate. In the end, a team from Providence College, led by Assistant Philosophy Professors Raymond Hain and Patrick MacFarlane, claimed victory over a feisty group from Schenectady, New York’s Union College.