The Bachelor of Arts in Religion
Religion is a pervasive, powerful, multifaceted, and enduring dimension of human experience. Religions have shaped complex cultures and countless individual lives. They are influential in the world today and will continue to be so in the future. The academic study of religion is multidisciplinary, drawing upon approaches from history, literary studies, philosophy, and the social sciences. It is multicultural, exploring the beliefs, practices, and development of particular religious communities in many different cultures. The Temple Religion Department is one of the most diverse in the university, with faculty members and students of many different religious traditions, cultures, and academic and personal perspectives. The richness of religious and cultural life in Philadelphia and the region provides a valuable context for the study of religion and of religious traditions and communities.
The Bachelor of Arts in Religion is a solid liberal arts degree, providing graduates with the knowledge base and the intellectual, communication, and interpersonal skills essential to success in any career. More specifically, knowledge of religion -- and the ability to think clearly and communicate effectively about it -- is valuable in fields that involve public affairs, international and cross-cultural relations, religious issues or groups, or interaction with diverse individuals and populations. While it provides insights into the role of religion in personal, group, and societal identity and conflict, studying religion does not require any particular religious background or commitment.
Minor in Religion Requirements (Undergraduate Bulletin Site)
Minor in Jewish Studies Requirements (Undergraduate Bulletin Site)
For more information about Jewish Studies at Temple University, see: http://www.temple.edu/jewishstudies/
For further information, please contact Dr. Vasiliki Limberis, Director of Undergraduate Studies, at (215) 204-8756 or email@example.com.
Please also reference the Undergraduate Bulletin for undergraduate level policies and resources for undergraduate study at Temple University.