"I Study Religion AND..."

A student consults with her instructor while writing in Arabic on a whiteboard

Most Comparative Religion majors are double majors. Some of those have minors, or even double minors, as well. We're proud of our students' strengths and ambitions!

Here are some of the majors and minors that our students have pursued alongside religion. Note the range of professional interests with which the study of religion can be combined. What combination would serve your career goals?

"I'm a double major in religion and . . ."

Diplomacy and global politics
International studies
Media and culture
Music education
Political science
Premedical studies
Strategic communication
Women, gender, and sexuality studies

"My major is religion. My minor is . . ."

Family relationships
Film studies
International business
Management and leadership
Middle East and Islamic studies

"My major is . . .  My minor is religion."

Media and culture
Political science
Social work
Strategic communication

A flexible program

Because the study of religion supports many different career paths, there is no single prescribed track for studying religion at Miami.

As a Comparative Religion major or minor, you have flexibility to choose courses that will support your career objectives. Only one course is required of all religion majors: an introduction to theory and methods. At every other stage of the major, you choose what courses you take. The same is true of the minor.

Furthermore, the major requires you to take 15 hours of electives outside the Comparative Religion department. You choose these courses from fields including languages, political science, anthropology, sociology, psychology, geography, history, media studies, American studies, and women's, gender, and sexuality studies. This "related hours" requirement makes it easier to double-major in religion and a related field. Most importantly, the requirement lets you customize your program of study to your professional interests.

Contact a student

Would you like to talk with one of our students about their studies or career plans?

Ask Kimberly Eads, our department's program associate, to put you in touch.