Why Study Religion? 

Religious Studies students become familiar with key aspects of cultures all over the world and acquire tools with which to continue learning about those cultures and others throughout their lives.  They learn a wide-range of research methods and approaches, including historical investigation, psychological inquiry, social analysis, philosophical inquiry, ethnographic investigation, quantitative and linguistic analysis, all of which will lend themselves to application in employment and in other aspects of life. 


Some students will major in Religious Studies to prepare for graduate work leading to academic careers but others draw upon the skills and background of their major in such fields as law, business (especially international business), education, journalism, human resources, and non-profit charitable work.