Religion majors learn how to clearly describe, critically analyze, and empathetically understand the religious traditions that inform the most deeply held perspectives of people past and present.

With that foundation, our students are empowered to ask informed, incisive, and provocative questions about the social, moral, and personal implications of those viewpoints as well as their own religious perspectives. Such skills are applicable to any career and, more importantly, they are supportive of a well-examined and fulfilling life.

Furman has long been committed to the importance of this field of study. Still well-grounded in the biblical studies and Christian theology so important in its founding, the department is proud to be among the first of small liberal arts schools to offer an extensive program in World Religions. Our curriculum includes courses in Hinduism, Buddhism Judaism, Islam, Native American Religions, and African Traditional Religions.

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