Students who choose to study Religion at Earlham will engage in rigorous intellectual study that focuses on the commitment to a more just and peaceful world and the search for truth(s). A variety of inter- and multi-disciplinary courses help students approach religious discourse and embodiment in subtle and complex ways, respecting differences. Religion students acquire a deeper understanding of their own and others’ traditions.
Religion graduates have a variety of options to continue their study and work. Our majors have gone on to Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Brandeis, Claremont, Union Theological Seminary in New York, the Graduate Theological Union, Starr King, Iliff, Candler, and the Reconstuctionist Rabbinical College. Others have worked throughout the country and the world for social service agencies sponsored by religious bodies, often dedicating themselves to conflict resolution. Some students seek graduate school preparation for careers in secondary or university teaching, and a number become counselors for religious and public service agencies. Still others have gone into such diverse fields as the arts, medicine, public health, business, publishing, public relations, and law.