- study a variety of cultures
- combine a variety of academic disciplines
- gain important critical reasoning skills
- be equipped to participate in an increasingly diverse world
The value of religious studies is immeasurable. Over the past 10 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.
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Engage with some of the most profound ideas, thinkers and questions that have challenged humanity.
Understand diverse religious intentions, motivations and inspirations of communities as they respond to globalizing forces. Explore the experiences, narratives and social expressions of individuals and groups as they strive to articulate meaningful lives.
The academic study of religion contributes to the formation of global citizens by giving students fundamental capacities of intercultural literacy.
The study of religion at Bucknell explores the experiences, narratives and social expressions of individuals and groups as they strive to articulate meaningful lives.
The study of religion helps students acquire the skills needed for reflection upon the human quest for transformation and meaning that persists even in modern, secular settings.
A major in religion provides the context for historical and conceptual engagement with some of the most profound ideas, thinkers and questions that have challenged humanity.
Increasingly, Bucknell students add religion as a second major that complements professional degree work by providing them with an academic setting for exploring broad cultural, conceptual, ethical and spiritual questions.
Religious studies majors are encouraged to pursue off-campus study, either abroad or in approved domestic programs, to broaden their understanding of religious pluralism both in the United States and globally. Recently, students have studied in: China, England, India, Italy and New Zealand.
Internships prepare students for career success through firsthand work in the field. Recently, religion students have secured internships at:
Because of their broad liberal arts preparation, students majoring in religious studies have broad career choices. Professions of choice frequently include those in business, education, law, journalism, non-profit organizations, the medical sector, public service, communications and beyond.
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