48 months
61450 USD/year
61450 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Religion major at Williams College is designed to perform two related functions: to expose the student to the methods and issues involved in the study of “religion” as a phenomenon of psychological, sociological, and cultural/historical dimensions; and to confront students with the beliefs, practices, and values of specific religions. 



The study of religion provokes questions about ultimate authority, the meaning of life, truth, the good, the supernatural, the special destinies of particular human groups, and other matters of profound concern. A major in Religion will provide the student with a critical perspective on various answers to these questions and their significance to different communities.

The Religion major at Williams College further provides students with critical interdisciplinary analytical tools and new ways to appreciate and interpret cultural, historical, political, and philosophical differences more generally. Religion challenges its majors to ask the most important questions and encourages them to study how different peoples have attempted to render their lives meaningful. What one learns as a Religion major is therefore remarkably applicable to not only a range of other fields, but also to life in general.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • European Art Before 1700
  • Technologies of Religious Experience
  • Apocalypse
  • Religion in Everyday Life
  • Religion, Politics, and Society: A Global Perspective
  • Buddhist Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge Application
    • School Report
    • Counselor Recommendation
    • Two Teacher Recommendations
    • Mid-Year Report (Due February 5 or for schools on a trimester, when 2nd trimester grades are available)
    • $65 Application Fee or Fee Waiver
    • Early Decision Agreement Form (Early Decision applicants only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61450 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    61450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61450 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for North Adams

876 - 1815 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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