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Program Overview

Religion plays a central role in virtually all societies, and it interacts with all other dimensions of culture. Indeed, religion is a fundamental dimension of the human experience. For these reasons, the academic study of religion at Furman is an indispensable part of the liberal arts curriculum.

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Areas of Study

The Religion Department encourages both a breadth and depth of study. It offers a wide range of offerings, including courses in most major religious traditions (African religion, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Native American religion), Bible, ethics, and theology, as well as internships and travel study programs. Department courses include an exploration of the historical, social, and political dimensions of religion.

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Pluralism Project & Other Research Opportunities

Furman has a nationally awarded undergraduate research program, one of the many benefits of the Furman Advantage. The immersive experience provides the means to apply learned knowledge from your classes while also building the tools...

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Finding a Career

Majoring in religion will grant various marketable skills when entering the labor force. Studying religion at Furman will enhance your writing, communication, and presentation skills, all useful assets in a career. Some careers religion majors...

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What Can I Do With a Degree in Religion

A degree in religion is not only for those interested in pursuing seminary or divinity school. In fact, some of those who pursue a degree in religion may not be religious at all, but simply...

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