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. The 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 Justine Howe at 216.368.0179 or

Students interested in the minor in African and African American Studies should contact Professor Joy Bostic at 216.368.2382 or