The Religious Studies Program offers courses that promote the understanding of world religions and their influence on human behavior and world affairs. Knowledge of the history, practices and beliefs of world religions is essential for the education of thoughtful citizens and for the preservation of a free society.
The Religious Studies Program offers a rational and analytical approach to the study of world religions and of religion in America. The program’s faculty believes that study of religion provides a valuable and fruitful interdisciplinary approach to the study of the humanities and to the securing of a liberal education. We offer a major and a minor in Religious Studies. Courses draw on the disciplines of literary analysis, history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, art history, and political philosophy. The intent of the program is not denominational advocacy but the academic study of a central area of human experience.