Religious Studies Program
They influence politics, create conflicts, and nurture unity. Major in religious studies at UMW, and you’ll study the traditions, texts and beliefs inherent in Buddhism Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and other religions to better understand how religious ideas and practices affect our lives. You’ll work on original research and a senior thesis as you hone skills in critical thinking, writing, and analysis.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
“Knowledge Rate” describes the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities.
“Career Outcomes Rate” describes the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
Religious Studies Alumni (2018-2022)
Total Graduates: 50
Knowledge Rate: 79%
Career Outcome Rate: 82%
Where do our alumni land?
- Good Neighbor Community Services
- Universal Civilizations Academy
- Stafford County Public Schools
- Fredericksburg Christian Schools
- Liberty University
Alumni Success Stories
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