Religious Studies, Minor

Program Overview

Religious studies at Case Western Reserve University is a multicultural, nonsectarian, and interdisciplinary field, drawing on such disciplines as anthropology, history, philosophy, psychology, and textual studies to help us understand the character and role of religion and religions in human life. In addition, students have the opportunity to explore various important religious traditions—Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, for example—in greater depth. A minor in religious studies complements and broadens any field chosen as a major. The academic study of religion provides an excellent background for a variety of professional careers—including law, engineering, medicine and health care delivery, journalism, and social work—and for graduate studies in a number of fields.

Undergraduate Policies

For undergraduate policies and procedures, please review the Undergraduate Academics section of the General Bulletin.