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Undergraduate Overview

Whether you are a major, a minor, or simply interested, the study of religion at Emory will deepen your understanding of the richness and mystery of being human. You'll see how religious traditions shape the political and social debates of our time.

To understand religion-its people, practices, institutions, ideas, texts, artifacts, communities, and attitudes-you will use a variety of approaches, including close textual reading, ethnographic experience, historical research, and philosophical analysis.

The Religion Major embraces profoundly different ways of knowing. As you can see from the goals for the study of religion and the requirements for majors and minors, you will explore religious traditions, places, and themes; along with different modes of inquiry, critical awareness of the discipline itself, and thinking about contemporary challenges.

You'll develop your skills in written and oral self-expression-which prove essential to success in a variety of careers. Our graduates have reported the breadth and depth of a Religion Major has been invaluable in careers in medicine, law, business, and social activism.