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.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

Careers

  • Education and Social Work
  • Healthcare
  • Politics
  • International Business and Communications
  • Ministry and Law

Religious Studies Faculty

Olga Solovieva

Program Chair

Olga Solovieva, Ph.D.

Office: Old Main 405 Degrees: Ph.D. in Religion (Syracuse University), M.A. in Religion (Syracuse University), B.A. in History (Omsk State University, Russia) Olga Solovieva is an assistant professor and director of the Religious Studies program. Her academic training is in history of early Christianity and religions of Late Antiquity, and her primary research interests are in…

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Cynthia Hogan

Visiting Assistant Professor

Religious Studies

Robert Vande Kappelle, Ph.D. portrait

Robert Vande Kappelle, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies

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Steven Malinak, Ph.D. portrait

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