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Understanding Others through Their Religion

By analyzing religious texts, you gain an understanding of specific religious customs, values and beliefs. When you study religion, you examine how specific cultural aspects have shaped humanity’s quest for meaning. A culture’s spiritual beliefs and traditions hold the key to that culture’s worldview.

Majoring in religion at Butler increases your ability to thrive in a global environment. Along with examining significant questions that have been posed throughout the ages, you learn analytical and communication skills.

The intersections of religion and culture are many. By studying religion, you will be better equipped to interact with co-workers and neighbors from a variety of cultural backgrounds, analyze different cultural practices and critically evaluate the various aspects of your own culture.

To earn a major in religion, you must complete nine hours of religion courses. In addition, for further growth, you have the opportunity to take a course in philosophy. You can also transfer to a four-year college with ease.