What will I learn?

The comparative study of religion approaches religion as a cultural dimension of society. It contextualizes religious beliefs and behaviors within their specific historical and social frameworks to understand the impact of religion in shaping human experience. Studying religion fosters critical thinking and formal reasoning, and contributes importantly to a broad liberal arts education.

WHAT CAREERS CAN THIS MAJOR PREPARE YOU FOR?

While some students go on to Master's and Ph.D. programs in the study of religion, many choose careers or advanced studies in other areas. Students frequently pair a Comparative Religion with a second, complementary major in order to build a secondary specialization and so enhance their credentials. Such careers include areas like: Teaching (K-12), Law, Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, Human Services, Non-profit work, Publishing, Counseling.

WHAT SKILLS ARE DEVELOPED WITHIN THIS MAJOR?

Skills developed within this major include: Intercultural Competence; Research skills; Analytical skills; Writing and Communication skills; Problem-solving.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$16,765.00 (12,47,396) per year
Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Rhodes Tower, Room 1822,

1860 East 22nd Street,

CLEVELAND,

Ohio,

44115, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Successful graduation of year 12. Entry requirements vary by country. Students from other countries should have country-specific requirements equivalent to the USA.

English Requirements

IELTS - 6 (no part below 5.0)
IBT/TOEFL - 78 (no part below 17)
TOEIC - 675
PTE ACADEMIC - 50

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