Religious Studies


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The minor in Religious Studies is designed to introduce students to the role religion plays in human life and society, as well as to a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, including history, psychology, philosophy, sociology, and gender studies. In addition to gaining knowledge of diverse religious traditions and a context for self-conscious reflection on their own worldviews, students will also hone their critical thinking and communications skills that will prepare them for varied professional careers.

More information about the Religious Studies Program, and information for current W&J students in the program, can be found at the Religious Studies Wiki.

Religious Studies Snapshot

Research and Internships
Careers After W&J
  • Education and Social Work
  • Healthcare
  • Politics
  • International Business and Communications
  • Ministry and Law
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Samuel Florentino standing outside of his medical school

Neuroscience, Religious Studies Help Alum Navigate Increasingly Diverse Field

March 17, 2021

At Washington & Jefferson College, Samuel Florentino ’18 supplemented his traditional science and lab courses with religious studies as he planned a career in medicine.

The front entrance of Alexander Hall as seen October 21, 2019

Interfaith Studies students secure grant for campus programming

February 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 11, 2021)—As W&J’s second class of Interfaith Leadership Studies students completes the concentration, they’re paving the way …  

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