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Majors & Minors

Religion – Western, Eastern and otherwise – is a vast cluster of cultural phenomena (including sacred texts, mythologies and theologies, moral codes, and every conceivable kind of ritual) that is best explored from the perspective of more than one discipline.

Union College's major in religious studies is designed to help students gather insights anthropology, art, philosophy, history, literature, political science, psychology, sociology and other disciplines as they seek to understand this complicated area of human behavior. This academic inquiry lies outside the framework of any particular belief system.

Areas of concentration are offered in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Asian Religions, Ancient Mediterranean Religions, and Religion, Culture and Society. 

Careers after Union

Religious Studies

Graphic: career paths of Union Religious Studies majors


The broad-based liberal arts education and skills that you will acquire as Religious Studies major will prepare you for any number of careers, including law, medicine, education, business, social work and the ministry, as well as the sciences and engineering.

Here's a look at what some of our alumni have been doing since graduating:

  • Social worker
  • Graduate student, Jewish Theological Seminary
  • School counselor
  • Law student, University of Arizona