Investigate the universal human quest for a meaningful existence and experience of transcendence. This involves an examination of the beliefs and practices of the various religions of the world, the individual spiritual journey, and the role of religion in society and culture.

The Department of Religion seeks to develop in its religion majors a consistent perspective for understanding their own religion and the religions of others. As a student you will be encouraged to examine your own religious beliefs with critical detachment and religious beliefs other than your own with disciplined empathy. The development of this perspective will help you to better understand your world and will prepare you to be successful in whatever path you choose to take after graduation.