• Qiqi Mei during her semester abroad in Bosnia

    Religious Studies major Qiqi Mei during her semester abroad in Bosnia, where she studied religion, conflict, and community.

  • Edward Dame during his study abroad

    Religious Studies major Edward Dame during his studies at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka Prefecture, Japan

  • CPS Immersion trip

    Students learning from traditional Iroquois lacrosse stick maker during CPS immersion trip on the Onondaga and Environmental Justice led by Professor David Walsh.

  • Seminar

    Senior students meeting with members of the Bosnian community in PA as part of a seminar on violence and religion with Professor Megan Sijapati.

  • Immersion trip

    Students learning about how sheep are raised halal in an American Muslim community, on a Community Based Learning immersion trip in the course ‘Islam in America' with Professor Megan Sijapati.

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    Students in FYS ‘Death and the Meaning of Life’, with Professor Buz Myers, participating in team building experiences on the Challenge Course at Gettysburg College.

Religious Studies Programs

Religion shapes individuals, societies, and history. We strive to understand its effects on a globalized world. Our non-sectarian, multi-disciplinary curriculum examines many traditions: Judaic, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Native American, and more.

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

Senior Student Profile

Matthew Sult '18Do you have a favorite moment in a Religious Studies course here at Gettysburg?

My favorite moment in a Religious Studies course at Gettysburg has to be going to the Farm of Peace for my Islam in America class. Being there in that community allowed me to understand more fully the concepts and practices that we were studying in class. Additionally, it was such a great opportunity to really reflect upon my own beliefs and strengthen my friendships with everyone in my class, as well as establish new ones!

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Alumni Profile: Kylie Wright '13

Kylie WrightI am the Senior Assistant Director for Undergraduate Admissions at Johns Hopkins University and help oversee international recruitment and strategy for the JHU admissions office. I am currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts program at JHU. My experience as a Religious Studies major at Gettysburg provided me with so many valuable skills that I use constantly! First of all, it trained me to approach my work through such a global perspective. I honestly don’t know if I would be overseeing international recruitment now without such exposure through the Religious Studies department. I also truly learned how to communicate, both orally and through the written word. I am constantly presenting in front of large groups of people, and I felt very prepared with this aspect of my job thanks to my background at Gettysburg College. Finally, my major provided me with critical thinking skills that I use professionally, but also in everyday life. I will be forever grateful for my Religious Studies experience at Gettysburg.

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