Religion

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.

MEET DR. PHILIP DORROLL

Dorroll, assistant professor of religion, teaches both introductory classes for first-year students and more advanced courses for majors. He has taken students on travel-study Interims to the Middle East and Turkey to share the history, religion and culture. Dorroll also teaches courses in the college's Asian Studies program.

MEET PHIFER NICHOLSON ’16

Nicholson spent much of his time at Wofford studying interfaith engagement and the power it has in creating peace between differing faith communities. He traveled with Dr. Byron McCane, Albert Outler Professor of Religion, to Israel (summer 2015) on an archaeological dig and to Turkey (fall 2015) to live with an Arabic-speaking minority Christian community in a majority Muslim country as the Presidential International Scholar.

RECENT GRADUATES IN RELIGION ARE WORKING IN:

Counseling
Education
Government and Politics
International Business
Law
Library Science
Medicine
Ministry
Nonprofit Management
Research
Social Work

RELIGION STUDENTS HAVE COMPLETED POSTGRADUATE STUDIES AT

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