Religion deeply informs human experience. People find identity and connection in practicing their religions. In this major, you will learn how religious communities shape moral norms, wage war, and make peace, as well as influence what people eat, how they dress, how they live, and how they die. The field of religious studies offers you opportunities to explore the patterns and dimensions of the many different religious traditions of the world from the perspectives of the academic study of religion.
Skills and abilities the major develops include: critical thinking, communicating, and researching (IU School of Liberal Arts, 2017).