Preparing students to be global citizens in a diverse and changing world.

Why Study Religion at Luther?

Investigate exciting issues of faith, politics, and social justice. The wide range of course topics allows students to examine religion’s complex role in today’s society.

Location, location, location. You won’t just read about religious traditions. You’ll experience them firsthand! Our off-campus programs allow students to study religion in its best context in and outside of the U.S.

Equip yourself for a life of meaningful and fulfilling work. Our graduates are truly changing the world with careers in business, law, ministry, medicine, and nonprofit work.

Why Study Religion?

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What Can You Do With a Major or Minor in Religion?

If you are interested in professional ministry you will certainly benefit from our course offerings. However, a religion major or minor is also beneficial for a diversity of careers and attracts students with a wide variety of interests, many of whom double major in religion and another area of study, such as biology, management, music, or psychology. Use the following links to learn more about how a religion degree can enhance your future career and enable you to make connections with other interests.

Muslim students help fasten hijabs
A group of students posing at a Buddhist temple in Cambodia.
The Big Buddha
Students spreading awareness for the Black Lives Matter movement.
A Luther student lights a candle at the annual Kwanzaa chapel service
Justin Tigerman '11 posing with his adviser Sean Burke at Justin's ordination service.
Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji) in Kyoto
Students on the top of the high temple.
Young Theravadin Monks
Professor Guy Nave in the classroom.

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