What can I do with a Religious Studies major after graduation?
Anything. The Religious Studies major serves as preparation for all walks of life. Some of our recent alumni, for example, have become successful lawyers, museum educators, leaders of non-profit organizations, chaplains, librarians, social workers, teachers, counselors, business owners, organic farmers, and professors. See our Alumni page for examples!
Can I study abroad as a Religious Studies major?
Yes! Most of our majors study abroad. Students can also earn Religious Studies credit in a number of semester-long study abroad programs, in locations such as Denmark, France, Ghana, Hawaii, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, New Zealand, Scotland, Senegal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and many others. Department faculty also offer a winter-term study abroad course that counts towards the major, titled “India’s Identities: Religion, Caste, and Gender in Contemporary South India.” You can find more information on our Study Abroad page.
Can I double major?
Yes! In fact, the Religious Studies Department encourages students to do interdisciplinary work in more than one field. You can find more information here.
Where can I find out more about the academic study of religion?
The American Academy has a website dedicated to this question. Check it out at http://www.studyreligion.org/.