Are you going to be working with people? Whether you are studying to be a nurse, a police officer, an accountant, a director, a teacher, a coach, a musician, a pilot, a chemist, an international lawyer, or an engineer, you will have to interact with people as part of your job. Understanding their religious perspectives will help you to navigate the increasingly diverse and globalized world in which we live and work. It might even make you more attractive to potential employers who know they need someone with that background.
What do you really know about the religion with which you grew up? Do you know why your religion operates the way it does? If you’re an atheist, or an agnostic, do you know what your neighbors, or your legislators, think they’re doing when they practice their religion, or how their beliefs relate to the things they do? Contact Dr. Catherine Burris for more information about the Religious Studies minor, or click on this link to read about current events in the field of religious studies.