Religious Studies

College of Liberal Arts

The religious studies program at Purdue offers students the opportunity to investigate how the different religious traditions of the world seek and understand ultimate reality, how this understanding influences human action and belief about the world, and how historical contexts influence religious thought and practice. By learning about the different religious traditions of the world and their historical contexts, students will cultivate a critical appreciation of diverse religious traditions. Students will have the opportunity to study this major from the perspective of different departments at Purdue, such as English, history, philosophy, sociology, and anthropology.

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Careers in Religious Studies
  • Graduate study
  • Management consulting
  • Many other positions in business/management, not related to religious studies but able to capitalize on students’ broad-based liberal arts skill set and critical thinking ability.
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