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Religious Studies Majors and Degrees

College students exploring religious studies major will grapple with some of life's most challenging theological questions, theories and conflicts.

Religious studies major provides its students an interdisciplinary grounding in the histories, scriptures, rituals, mythologies, ethics and beliefs of world religious traditions as they have been situated in specific geo-political contexts through the millennia. Students often double-major in a related field and go on to pursue graduate work and employment in the fields of law, medicine, politics, ministry, non-profit and service-related industries.

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Religious Studies Majors and Degrees

Why Major in Religious Studies?  

If you wish to exploring the beliefs, practices, values and doctrines of people around the world, then taking on a theology and religious studies major is for you.

Religious studies is the academic field of multi-disciplinary, secular study of religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions. It describes, compares, interprets, and explains religion, emphasizing systematic, historically based, and cross-cultural perspectives.

Students will explore the ways that religion shapes individuals and institutions in every major culture, dating all the way back to human prehistory. Ask critical questions about religious doctrines and the Bible. Examine the beliefs and practices of Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims. Analyze religious history, literature, and philosophy, mystics and sacred texts, rituals and ethical principles. 

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