Majoring in Religious Studies

Religious Studies majors are familiar with Eastern and Western Religions and theories of religion, and they can discuss them critically. They understand how religions are studied and the theories behind the research methods.

All majors plan their coursework with a faculty member who serves as their major advisor. Students may ask any full-time faculty member to serve as their advisor.

Religious Studies majors go on to a wide range of careers. Many do graduate work in Religious Studies, History, or related fields as preparation for teaching. Some go into law, medicine, government, international service, business, or the ministry.