As a religious studies major or minor, you will study the sacred texts of Western scriptural tradition and compare and contrast them with the tenets of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism. You may also be introduced to newer religious movements such as Mormonism, hear scholars discuss the role of Sufism in the Islamic community of South Asia, become familiar with the tenets of Rastafarianism, and study cults.

A sampling of religious studies courses:

  • Women and Religion in South Asia
  • Cults and Conversion in Modern America
  • Buddhist Traditions
  • Judaism's Bible
  • Holy Books: the Western Scriptural Tradition
  • Native American Religions




Department of Religious Studies
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320-4196

Department Assistant: Diane Monte