The B.G.S. degree in the Department of Religious Studies is a research, analysis, and writing intensive program that features close work with faculty in small classroom settings. The B.G.S. develops a foundational knowledge of the world’s diversity of religious cultures in students, while accompanying a secondary field of academic study (a second major, co-major, or minor). Through the study of specific religious traditions and settings, students come away with a background that is invaluable to understanding and working with people of other cultures, whether in international business, medicine, law, or simply as an informed global citizen.
- Research, analysis, and writing-intensive
- Close work with faculty in small classroom settings.
- Develop understanding of the world’s religious traditions, and the impact of religion on cultural, social, and political issues, present and past.
- Gain knowledge essential to professions in which one works with persons of other cultures, and critical to being an informed citizen in an increasingly globalized world.
- Sharpen critical thinking and communication skills valuable in most any profession.
- Pursue a secondary field of study through a second major, co-major, or minor.