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Overview

When you major in Religion, you learn about world cultures and beliefs as you explore Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and humanity's relationship with God. You will study the history of religion around the world, including wars and crusades and acts of charity and kindness. You’ll be well prepared for a career in ministry, counseling or diplomacy.

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What you’ll study:


The Bible and other religious writings, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and other world religions.

What you can do:


Become a minister, a counselor, a teacher or a lawyer.


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You could be …

A pastor/minister: Median pay $49,500 per year. Pastors/ministers serve as spiritual leaders of a church. They plan and conduct services and provide religious leadership to a congregation.

A counselor/therapist: Median pay $44,170 per year. Counselors/therapists help people manage and overcome personal problems or issues with relationships. They listen to clients and ask questions to help the clients understand their problems and develop strategies to improve their lives.

A teacher: Median pay $75,430 per year (postsecondary). Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and career and technical subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.

A lawyer: Median pay $118,160 per year. Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses and government agencies on legal issues and disputes (requires a law degree and passing the bar exam).

A social worker: Median pay $46,890 per year. Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives.

(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)


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Glen Hayes

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Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1236
Office: Seibert Hall, Room 26
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“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.”

– Albert Einstein
“A religion major, if it’s done right, will turn your world upside down, turn childish thoughts into mature ponderings, turn darkness into light.”

– Gary Laderman, author and professor
“I often say that if I headed back to college today, I would major in comparative religions rather than political science … because religious actors and institutions are playing an influential role in every region of the world.”

– Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry