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With the inclusion of Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Christianity, GW’s non-sectarian program examines various faiths and their impact on contemporary society. Students majoring in religion learn about topics from the abstract to the concrete, including theories in the study of religion and analysis of Hebrew script. Religion is part of the arts and humanities discipline in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Related majors include philosophy, anthropology, Judaic studies and international affairs.

What can I expect to learn in the Religion program at GW?

Students will gain in-depth knowledge about the world’s major religions, including Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.

What is the Religion community like at GW?

The religion community at GW is an active and vibrant partnership of students and faculty.

What can I do in the Religion field?

Careers include caseworker, child welfare worker, church administrator, community services director, counselor, minister, rabbi, missionary, Peace Corps worker and nonprofit administrator.

Studying Abroad

The South Indian term abroad program offers unrivaled opportunities to study the religion and culture of South India.

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