A major in Religious Studies provides a broad background in different traditions, both Western and Eastern, and in different methods, including historical, literary, sociological, and anthropological among others. This field of study encourages students to become critical and sympathetic interpreters of the beliefs and practices of other cultures as well as their own.
The analytical practices we emphasize in our courses, along with training in writing and careful reading, equip you well for success after Davidson. Our alumni pursue a wide variety of careers, ranging from law, to medicine, to business, to human services.
Our curriculum also offers you the chance to study sacred narratives, theological ideas, and the ways that human beings in different times and places have created meaning and confronted fundamental existential questions. We offer a broad array of courses in the texts, traditions, and practices of religions around the world, and the cross-cultural literacy nurtured by such courses is relevant as you prepare to enter an increasingly diverse and multi-national society. We also have strong offerings in theology and ethics, and many students have found such courses to be necessary and important complements to their studies in quantitative fields.
You can apply until:
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This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Applicants must complete secondary school graduation requirements and submit academic test scores before enrolling at Davidson.
Excluding consideration for exceptional circumstances, at least 16 high school units are required, although the average student accepted at Davidson has taken 20 units. These units should include:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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