As a religion major at Queens, you will examine the history, texts and practices of a variety of world religions. You will emerge from Queens equipped to approach world problems with knowledge, experiential learning, understanding, critical-thinking skills and appreciation for our diverse world. You will learn to ask the hard questions, examine belief systems and reflect on personal meaning in a setting marked by academic growth and active encouragement.
90% of Queens students will engage in service during their college years. Our religion department is closely linked to many service opportunities through partnerships with organizations like Room in the Inn (support for the homeless), Sedgefield Elementary School and The Grove (an afterschool children's program).
General Education Requirements
Perks of Being a Religion Major
- Guatemala Mission Trip
The chapel offers a mission trip to Guatemala every spring break. It's associated with a class that runs throughout the spring semester. It's a coveted and prestigious honor to be selected for the trip. Students return stating their lives are changed.
- Caring, committed professors
Our learning environment features an award-winning faculty and a low student-faculty ratio, creating a close-knit community for support.
Queens offers you more than 60 clubs and organizations. Religiously-affiliated clubs include Ratio Christi, Salam, Hillel, Campus Crusade for Christ and Young Life.
You will have opportunities to intern at a diverse group of sites including:
- Covenant Presbyterian Church
- Myers Park Methodist Church
- Summer youth camps
- International aid and relief organizations
- Newspapers and magazines
- Schools, colleges and universities
- Churches in your home area
When You Graduate
Many of our graduates have entered master's or doctoral programs including Harvard Divinity School, Union Seminary, Colombia Seminary and University of Miami Special Education. Your religion degree will lay the foundation for many types of jobs such as an attorney, clergy, youth pastor, church administrator, teacher, fundraiser, researcher, social worker journalist, diplomat, non-profit leader, humanitarian and more.
Religion major Christina Cosby '14 is now studying at Princeton Theological Seminary on a full scholarship. Christina is legally blind, but doesn't let that get in the way of living life to the fullest. While at Queens she preached at Parents' Weekend as a freshman, went on rafting trips, started Queens' Disability Awareness Club, completed an internship as a chaplain at a Lynchburg medical center and studied abroad in Finland.
Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.
- The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program.
- The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.