**No new applications are being accepted for this program**

 

Do you ask the big questions about faith, God, humanity, and the fate of the world?

Are you interested in the relationship between Religion, Culture, and Politics? Do you want to live a good life? Is your life shaped by Scripture and prayer? Do you appreciate intellectual discipline? Do you long to reflect on the extraordinary character of life’s spiritual purpose and meaning? Do you want to make your time at College really count? If so, we hope you will consider a course of study in Religious Studies.

You can earn a Major in Religious Studies with only 42 credits. That means that with a little hard work, you can earn a major in some other discipline as well, say English or History, Business, or Communications.

"The world as experience belongs to the basic word I-it. The basic word I-You establishes the world of relation... Extended, the lines of relationships intersect in the eternal You. Every single you is a glimpse of that. Through every single you, the basic word addresses the eternal You. The mediatorship of the you of all beings accounts for the fullness of our relationships to them— and for the lack of fulfillment. The innate You is actualized each time without ever being perfected. It attains perfection solely in the immediate relationship to the You that in accordance with its nature cannot become an it. "

Martin Buber, I and Thou

In a world that is often divided by religious strife, majoring in the study of religions shows your dedication to understanding the world’s problems and working to overcome the ignorance that divides one group against another. It will testify to your commitment to principled thinking, disciplined work habits, problem-solving abilities, and interfaith insights.

Courses in Religious Studies:

  • Appeal to those who are deeply religious or spiritually hungry
  • Inquire into moral values and principles
  • Are interdisciplinary
  • Offer important insights into the global challenges of the interfaith character of contemporary life
  • Prepare students for graduate work in theology and ministry
  • Sharpen the ability to think critically, objectively, and ethically
  • Build reasoning and writing skills
  • Teach ways to analyze problems from diverse perspectives