What you can do NOW with a major in RELIGIOUS STUDIES?

  1. You can study a variety of cultures.
    Classes offered by the Department of Religious Studies cover a vast array of nations and cultures, including the Americas, Europe, Israel, India and South Asia, China and Japan.
  2. You can combine a variety of academic disciplines.
    Classes offered by the Department of Religious Studies employ a variety of methods, including anthropological, cultural, ethical, historical, literary, philosophical, political, sociological and textual.
  3. You can gain important critical reasoning skills.
    Religious studies courses require that you ponder some of the biggest questions facing humanity: Where did we come from, where are we going, how do we get there, and how do we live with each other along the way? Students who major in religious studies pay careful attention to these and similar questions that require reflective and critical analysis about the way we understand ourselves, our communities and the universe.
  4. You can be equipped to participate in an increasingly diverse world.
    International business, international relations, global communications, and a host of other fields all require an intimate understanding of regional customs and global patterns. A major in Religious Studies provides you with knowledge of the history, texts, and traditions of diverse peoples, and introduces you to a variety of ways to think about the world.

What you can do LATER with a major in RELIGIOUS STUDIES?

  1. You can get a job.
    It's true! Over the past ten years, majors in religious studies from Bucknell University have, within six months of graduation, landed jobs in such diverse fields as accounting, banking, business consulting, cartography, chemistry, education, insurance and publishing.
  2. You can go to graduate school.
    And not just in religious studies. Over the past ten years, majors in religious studies from Bucknell University have gone to law school, medical school, and entered graduate programs in accounting, Asian studies, computer science, French, Hispanic civilizations, music, peace studies, physical therapy, social work and theater. Of course, majors in religious studies have also gone on to graduate studies in religion/theology, too.
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