About this Degree

The major in religion provides a broad academic study of religion. It introduces students to diverse methodological approaches and allows them to focus on specific religious traditions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hindu traditions, Buddhist traditions, African Traditional Religions, and Native American religious traditions. In addition, it offers courses in African-American religion, religion and literature, and science and religion, as well as the opportunity to study multiple relevant languages, including Hebrew and Arabic. The major is designed to provide students with flexibility to pursue their particular interests, while exposing them to a diversity of approaches and religious traditions. The program is located in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

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Career opportunities for a major in religion encompass a broad range of professions, including non-profit organizations, religious organizations, teaching, social work, journalism, law, business, government, and law enforcement. In addition, a major in religion provides a sound basis for pursuing graduate work in many academic fields.

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International Relations
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American/International Red Cross
Amnesty International
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Foreign Service
Government Agencies
Habitat for Humanity
Historical Societies
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Insurance Companies
Justice Department
Legal Firms
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Military Branches
Museums
Non-profit Organizations
Peace Corp
Professional Associations
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Research Foundations
State/Local Governments
Television / Film Industry
Travel Agencies
United Nations
United Way
US Agency for International 
Development
Visitors Bureaus
Vital Voices
World Vision
YMCA