Thinking Religion: Should You Major in Religion?

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Prof. Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson both have majors in religion from their respective colleges. However, their lives took different paths. This week, they examine whether or not a person should still major in Religion or Religious Studies during their undergraduate years. If so, what does the future hold for them?

  • What are the problems with equating the study of religion with an increase in critical thinking skills?
  • Why do Religion departments (and majors) do so poorly at marketing?
  • “Does the prospect of getting a job when you graduate concern you?”
  • What do you learn as a Religion major and how does that impact your life?
  • Do Religion majors ever get jobs?

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