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Why Study Religion at Georgia State?

“If I went back to college today, I think I would probably major in comparative religion, because that’s how integrated it is in everything that we are working on and deciding and thinking about in life today.”
– Secretary of State John Kerry

“It’s impossible to understand much of the news without knowing something about religion.” – CNN Belief Blog

Studying world religions:

  • Prepares you for economic success in global settings and industries where culturally diverse points of view are valued.
  • Prepares you to succeed personally in an international city such as Atlanta or anywhere else in the world
  • Introduces you to ideas, practices, and values that you’ve never encountered previously

In the Department of Religious Studies, we offer

  • Hands-on research, with internships, on-site learning, study abroad, and opportunities to work on faculty research projects
  • Preparation for graduate work in religious studies and a variety of other humanities and social science fields – our graduates go on to prestigious universities including Harvard, Princeton, Chicago, the University of California Santa Barbara, Columbia, Emory and Duke.
  • Innovative M.A. programs that prepare you for doctoral work or for other careers, such as law, public policy, education, the nonprofit sector, business, and the media – check out our Graduate info!

Studying religion puts you on the cutting edge of global politics, business, health care, education, and the media. Come be a part of it!