The Religious Studies Major and Minor at Davidson

A religious studies major allows you the latitude to pursue multiple interests, and a religious studies minor can add important dimensions to your major course of study.

A major in religious studies provides a broad background in different traditions from around the world, and exposure to different approaches, including historical, literary, sociological, and anthropological among others. This field of study encourages students to become critical and sympathetic interpreters of the beliefs and practices of other cultures as well as their own.

The religious studies minor offers students the opportunity to enhance their chosen major with a variety of religious studies courses. A minor allows for exposure to a spectrum of traditions and critical methods without the curricular demands required of the major.

Students In Action Beyond the Classroom Ben Haden '22

Over the summer, Ben Haden '22 studied at the Tunghai University in Taiwan through Fulbright, exploring Buddhism and music rituals on the island. He studied for seven weeks in Taiwan; and then worked as a ministry intern at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta through the Davidson Chaplain’s Office fellowship program. He valued the church’s long history of serving Atlanta “in meaningful and lasting ways.”