Journalism

Traditionally, the study of English and Communication Studies is said to prepare one for a career in journalism. This may come as a surprise, but the study of religion also helps to prepare you for this profession. How?

First, our religion program equips students with fundamental research and communication skills. Second, many current issues and events intersect with the areas of religion and/or ethics, from terrorism, to LGBTQ rights, to presidential elections. Many topics of public interest require at least some knowledge of religious traditions and moral reasoning.

This is what you learn in a religion major: a wider understanding of various religious traditions; how religious traditions and thought influence public life; how to access reliable knowledge about religions at a time when we all suffer from information overkill.

The religion program may not make you more religious, but it will definitely make you more informed about religion!