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Religious Studies

Religion strives to show connections and relationships among all types of human experience. As a major aspect of human life and culture, it receives systematic study in many disciplines. Therefore, many departments offer courses in this program.

What are the degree options?

This minor is designed for those students majoring in an allied discipline and preparing for graduate seminary study, or for students majoring in any other discipline, but wishing to pursue the subject of religion for its importance in other fields. Students are also advised to consider other offerings in the humanities program. All interested students should consult with the program advisor or the coordinator of humanities.

What can I do with my degree?

Many students study the humanities simply because they seek a more-rounded education. Greater verbal skills and cultural literacy tend to help humanities scholars adapt more easily to changing careers, and advance more rapidly once they enter the job market. However, the majority of humanities scholars choose the program because its breadth and unique interdisciplinary focus provide a solid foundation for later specialization in graduate school (e.g., in English, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Seminary, History, Art History, Law, Librarian School).
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