As a student in the Department of Religion you will be provided with a variety and diversity of resources, and given the opportunity to create a course of study and research that is best suited to their individual needs and interests. This broad-based humanistic training will equip you with research capabilities, analytical methods, and writing and communication skills that are valuable in many academic fields and professional contexts. With a student faculty ratio of 12:1, you will receive and intimate educational experience in our small seminar-style classes. Because of the emphasis on transdisciplinary studies at CGU, students may pursue studies outside the Department of Religion, such as literature, history, cultural studies, education, and philosophy. Our rigorous academic training has helped recent graduates to secure research and teaching positions in higher education as well as leadership positions in nonprofit organizations and religious groups.
Students also benifit from many impressive resources within the department as well, such as the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, the Institute for Signifying Scriptures, the Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center, and the Center for Process Studies. Regularly scheduled programs such as the Brownlee memorial Lecture, Philosophy of Religion Colloquia and Conferences, Pat Reif Memorial Lectures, and the Mormon Studies lecture series further add to the academic experience.