Religious Studies

The academic study of religion equips students with both detailed knowledge and broad theoretical frameworks for understanding the diversity and power of religion in societies, cultures and individual lives. Students acquire skills for engaging constructively and critically with the ongoing influence of religion, an essential, yet often misunderstood, aspect of civilization.

Philip Dorroll

Meet Dr. Ingrid Lilly

Dr. Ingrid Lilly, assistant professor of religious studies, teaches courses on religious texts in Jewish and Christian tradition, helping students understand how ancient and modern cultures make and read religious literature. Her courses focus on themes of gender and sexuality, migration and borders, and suffering and resilience.

Brady Wolfe ’23

Meet Brady Wolfe ’23

Brady Wolfe majored in religion and biology and was able to blend the two to gain a new perspective on life and the various ways people live it. He is attending the Medical University of South Carolina, where he hopes to approach patients in culturally respectful ways and in ways that advocate for their spiritual and medical needs.

Recent Religion graduates are working in the following fields:

Government and politics
International business
Library science
Nonprofit management
Social work

Religion students have completed postgraduate studies at:

Asbury Theological Seminary
College of William and Mary
Duke Divinity School
Emory University
Princeton University
University of Chicago Divinity School
University of Tennessee College of Law
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University
Wesley Theological Seminary
Yale University