You’re interested in learning about the monotheistic religions that influence cultures, traditions, politics and science around the world. You want to lead religious services, or better understand faith traditions. You’re where you belong at Hartwick.
Many Career Paths
With a wide expanse of religions to explore, a degree in Religious Studies from Hartwick gives you a firm foundation to launch a variety of careers and graduate programs.
Pair your Religious Studies major with History, Public Health, Philosophy, Art, or many other Hartwick majors and minors to expand your career options even further.
Your Faculty Mentor will guide you in selecting courses tailored to your passion, and your Career Coach will help you find internships and work experiences that will let you put the classroom into practice.
Studying at Hartwick isn’t just about what you do on campus. You’ll spend time in sacred spaces of various faiths, including monasteries, churches and retreat centers, immersing yourself in all aspects of the traditions.
Cross-cultural exchanges through J Term experiences, study abroad opportunities and funded internships allow you to explore the social aspects of religious traditions as you read sacred texts from around the world.
AN EDUCATION BUILT FOR YOU
You’ll have opportunities to examine the physical and visual aspects of religion including ritual, art and architecture. And you’ll discuss and debate the moral and ethical teachings of religions, especially as these compare to contemporary secular ethics.
Your Alumni Mentor will share their personalized workplace experiences with you, and your Success Coach will support you the whole time you’re here.
In your Senior Year, you’ll work alongside your Faculty Mentor to develop and delve deep into your thesis project, then present your findings at Student Showcase.
WHERE CAN A HARTWICK RELIGIOUS STUDIES DEGREE TAKE YOU?
Like Justin Hood, ’12, now serving as the lead pastor of Skaneateles United Methodist Church. At Hartwick, he belonged to the Religious Studies Honor Society and got his master’s degree at Boston University.
Like Willa Ness ’22, who did her independent study at the New Skete Monastery in Cambridge, NY. While at Hartwick, she helped build a memorial deck at Pine Lake.
Like Kofi Akan-Brown ’21, now studying his master’s degree at University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he’s a contributor to the Edinburgh Gifford Lectures Blog.
Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program.
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