Religion is one of the most powerful forces in society—from ancient times to today, religious beliefs, practices, texts and traditions have played a formative role in nearly every aspect of human life. Politics, economics, literature and great works of art have long been inspired by religion—perhaps today even more so than in antiquity.
Our department explores the study of religion from intercultural, comparative and multidisciplinary perspectives. As scholars of religion, our faculty members feel strongly that religious literacy is essential knowledge for the exercise of informed local, national and global citizenship in an increasingly complicated world.
Whether you think of religion as an expression of ultimate meaning, a binding social force, a physiological impulse or a set of beliefs and practices, we will challenge your presuppositions and help you think critically.
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (PLO Delegation)
Chisuk Emuna Religious School
Cumberland County CASA
Dickinson College / Center for Service, Spirituality & Social Justice
Dickinson College / Trout Gallery
Linda Gaunt Communications
Mercy Medical Angels
National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health
U.S. Army War College, Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute
University of Maryland Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Center
"I love being a religion major, because it is so interdisciplinary. In fact, I received a Judaic studies major and Middle Eastern studies minor by accident! I have the freedom to take classes in other departments and still get credits for my major. I also have close connections with many of the professors in the department, even if I only took one class with them."