Program overview

Major/minor: Religion

At Cornell, we understand that the study of religion is a journey of mind, body, heart and soul. We therefore endeavor to bridge the gap between the scholarly and the personal, the theoretical and the practical, as we explore traditions from around the world, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and more.

Our students develop skills of careful reading and clear writing as they wrestle with fundamental questions of human life and the powers that shape our destiny.

One Course At A Time

With Cornell’s One Course At A Time  schedule, students can study off-campus for a term or longer to observe and experience a variety of cultures and belief systems in countries such as MongoliaMorocco, Israel, India and Japan. Also thanks to block plan, students of religion have the flexibility to undertake month-long internships in settings such as hospital and college captaincies, churches and other religious organizations, and social service agencies.