We regard religion as a vital dimension of human culture to be appreciated in its many expressions and social-historical contexts. Investigate questions of human identity, purpose, and meaning; gain an appreciation for the importance and power of religions; and cultivate an intelligent faith coupled with compassionate understanding of the faiths of others.

Degree Offerings

Faculty and Staff

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Study Abroad

Students interested in a particular location or religion can study abroad where that religious and cultural system is widespread. Nazareth’s Center for International Education has many options and we'll help you fit this into your professional goals.

Fulbright Scholars

Nazareth is known for its success in winning Fulbright grants, prestigious awards that give students a year of learning in a foreign country after graduation. Religious studies majors who have received these grants:

  • Alison Crossley '05 studied Islam in Jerusalem
  • Dana Quante '97 studied Buddhism in Sri Lanka
  • Jeff Halverson '00 studied Islam in Cairo, Egypt
  • Eric Eggelston '03 studied at the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, India

Career Development

Earn academic credit while gaining real-life professional experience to prepare you for a variety of careers.