About Religious Studies

Our Religious Studies Major will help you think critically about the Christian faith as it relates to yourself, your Biblical and theological traditions, and the way in which you relate to others in a faith-based setting. The classes are both academically rigorous and practically relevant, preparing students for further Religious studies.

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More than 95% of our Religion majors who have decided to pursue further theological training have been accepted into seminary.

Double

Because the Religion major is one of the smaller majors on campus, many of our students elect to double-major in other departments, such as History, Philosophy, Psychology, or Sociology.

Batman

Along with classes in Bible, Theology, Christian Heritage, and World Religions, Dr. Terry Clark regularly teaches an innovative class on Religion and Popular Culture, an area in which he has published extensively.

Program Requirements

30 hours for major; 18 hours for minor

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Potential Careers

“Facing the hard questions in religion classes made my faith grow. So grateful for professors who walked alongside us on our spiritual journey

 - Rev. Carolyn Hale Cubbedge, '71

"What I've studied in each religion class has added to my view of the world, while also deepening my inner faith. When you take a religion course at GC, expect to emerge changed for the better." 

 - Marcus Price II, '19

"As a religion major, the faculty and staff at GC taught me how my faith is not damaged by strong academics, but strengthened by it.”

 - Rev. Justin Sizemore, '13

“As a Religion major at Georgetown, not only was my faith deepened but I was prepared to thoughtfully and faithfully engage in ministry to the world."

 - Rev. Ashley Tackett-Evans, '07

“Throughout my experience, I could always trust that my professors were completely invested in my academic and spiritual formation, which has shone through in my labor as a seminary student and minister.”

 - Adam Standiford, '10

Religious Studies Contact

Want to know more about this academic program? Contact the department chair for more information.

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