What can I do with a Religious Studies major after graduation?

See our list of “Ten Ways to Apply Religious Studies After Graduation,” and see our Alumni page for some examples of career paths taken by recent alumni.

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 do undergraduate research in Religious Studies?

Yes! The Department encourages interested and committed students to conduct independent research with a faculty mentor, including Honors and Fellows projects for students. If you are interested in a particular topic, please review our Undergraduate Research page listing faculty interests and contact the appropriate professor.

How many credits from Study Away and Undergraduate Research can count towards the major?

Up to 8 hours of credits that are not in Religious Studies (REL-prefixed) classes can be approved to count towards the major. These 8 hours of credits may be from Study Away, Undergraduate Research, or other transfer credits. Majors must take 32 credits from REL-prefixed classes (i.e. eight 4-credit classes).

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.