As a religious studies major at Bucknell, you'll explore one of the most powerful, influential and contested forces in the world. You'll dissect the diverse ways people search for meaning and experience the sacred.
You will develop a deep understanding of different cultures and learn to live thoughtfully and ethically in our globalized world.
Religious studies majors benefit from rigorous training in independent research and analytical writing across the disciplines and emerge as critical and creative thinkers with an array of career options.
Recent graduates hold jobs in nonprofit work, marketing, environmental education and government policy. Many pursue advanced degrees in religious studies as well as fields such as social work, law, education, criminology and medicine.
A Home for the Humanities
Located in the heart of campus, Hildreth-Mirza Hall is the home for the humanities at Bucknell. Housing Bucknell's Humanities Center, the Bucknell University Press and other humanities-based initiatives, the hall offers students a relaxed environment to study in groups or the privacy to work alone. Students from all majors are welcome to use the center.
In addition to pursuing a religious studies major or minor, students can also take courses in Arabic, Jewish and Modern Hebrew studies, offering a deeper look at specific religions and cultures.
Our Arabic Studies program offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Arabic culture through language, media, religion and other facets of the Arabic culture.
Learn more about our Arabic Studies program
The Jewish Studies minor will introduce you to Jewish religion, literature and history.
Learn more about the Jewish Studies minor
Modern Hebrew Studies
The Modern Hebrew Studies program teaches students the Hebrew language, culture and allows students to experience Hillel services and travel abroad to immerse themselves in Hebrew culture.
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