USF’s Ministry degree program will help you build a faith-based life (and career) serving God and humanity. As a student in the program, you will be introduced to various ministries, as well as the nature and purpose of ministry itself: Ministry proceeds from the heart of the Church. It flows from Jesus, is energized by the Holy Spirit and points to the Father in heaven. Its purpose is to become a doorway into the kingdom of God.
Our curriculum will give you a strong foundation in Theology, the Catholic Church, and Franciscan traditions. You will also participate in real-world experiences, working alongside ministers and other professionals. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to serve in a variety of professional ministries.
USF was a wonderful place to grow my faith. It led me to where I am now and the role I am to play in the greater world. I was hired to teach two weeks after graduation. I was told that the variety of courses and field experiences I had at Saint Francis made me a top candidate.
Julie Murray ’14
Religion Teacher, Service Coordinator, and Volleyball Coach
DePaul Christo Rey High School
Field experiences will expose you to the various career options. Our students complete internships at a variety of organizations, including:
During the summer after my freshman year, I did a three-month internship at a diocese in Mexico. I earned three credits doing mission work at local parishes and helping with youth group retreats. I’ll carry that experience with me always.
Vanessa Vazquez ’18
Ministry and Theology
Ministry students often work closely with USF’s Campus Ministry and Service and Social Action offices on a variety of opportunities and initiatives.
A degree in Ministry prepares you for a variety of career opportunities, including:
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