The Religion Department at GW is highly regarded for our excellence in teaching. Students benefit from individualized attention and build relationships with faculty. This is a department where all of our majors work closely with professors and benefit from small class sizes. Religion majors regularly publish their theses in peer-reviewed journals and are accepted into top graduate programs in law, medicine, and religious studies.
Many students choose to double major or minor in Religion alongside their major in subjects such as History, International Affairs, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology/Anthropology. Our students successfully combine pre-med requirements with our flexible major and minor requirements.
The BA in Religion curriculum begins with an survey course about the world's major religions and ends with the senior capstone. Along the way, students take a required course about theories and methods in religious studies, in addition to six electives chosen from across Abrahamic and non-Abrahamic religions. Our diverse and exciting course offerings cover topics such as:
Islam and politics
Violence and peace
Women and gender