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The study of religion at Case Western Reserve University is multicultural, non-sectarian and interdisciplinary. As appropriate, courses are designed to utilize Internet resources, cultural institutions in University Circle and the cultural diversity of greater Cleveland. A major in religious studies provides a well-rounded liberal arts education or can be combined conveniently with a second major. Minors or sequences in religious studies complement and broaden any field chosen as a major.

The academic study of religion provides an excellent background for a variety of professional careers-including law, engineering, medicine and health care delivery, journalism, and social work -and for graduate studies in a number of fields.┬áThe Department of Religious Studies also contributes courses to and supports a number of the college’s interdisciplinary programs such as Asian Studies, Women’s Studies, Environmental Studies, Judaic Studies and International Studies.

Students interested in a religious studies major, minor or sequence should contact Professor Timothy Beal at 216.368.2221 or

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