display case with artifacts
A display case outside of the religion department in RIce Hall shows different religious ornaments and artifacts. Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97
Program Overview


Program Type: Major, Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department: Religion

Our interdisciplinary coursework for the religion major explores traditional, modern cultural, and region-based approaches to the discipline. Together, these methods give religion majors a substantial understanding of the history, practices, literature, social ethics, and belief systems of various ancient, classical, and modern civilizations.

Why Study Religion at Oberlin?

Associated Faculty
First-Year Seminars
Study Away Programs

Sample Courses

  • RELG 109 - Jerusalem: Negotiating Sacred Space 4 credits
  • RELG 229 - Religious Rituals in East Asia 4 credits
  • RELG 347 - Seminar: Virtue, Religion, and the Good Life 4 credits
  • RELG 402 - Capstone Colloquium 4 credits

Religion Faculty

Our faculty are both scholars and teachers who devote their careers to making important contributions to their disciplines through writing and research. Faculty areas of expertise include religious texts, the history of Christianity, medieval philosophy of religion, comparative religious ethics, Islamic studies, modern Judaism and American religions, and other fields.

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