Tell us your interests.
As a Religion and Society major at Syracuse University, you’ll explore the role of religion in contemporary society, including politics, economics, international relations, and popular culture. You’ll become familiar with different religious traditions and examine the ways religion interacts with politics, diplomacy, law, and business in the modern world.
- Indigenous Religions
- Religious Cultures of the American South
- Islamic Architecture
- The Middle East in the 20th Century
- Religion and American Consumerism
- Religious Dimensions of Whiteness
Seize opportunities to do community volunteering and professional internships – on campus, off campus, or internationally. Academic counselors and faculty advisors will guide you in aligning your interests and academic path with opportunities for growth.
Turn to the College of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Innovative Learning (iLEARN) for support with innovative educational programs and your undergraduate research activities. The center can help complement your traditional classroom and laboratory work with enhanced out-of-classroom learning experiences.
There are more than 350 student organizations at Syracuse University, and you can get involved with any of them. In addition to organizations based on religion and religious themes, you can explore groups formed around themes like art, politics, advocacy, government, media, and service.
Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with an international experience through SU Abroad, which features more than 100 programs in 60 countries. You can choose semester, summer, short term, and yearlong options for international study. Religion and Society majors will find academic offerings at SU Abroad’s programs in Florence, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Santiago, and Strasbourg, as well as in the many study abroad programs offered by World Partners.
Life after Syracuse University
As a College of Arts & Sciences graduate with a major in Religion and Society, you can explore careers in:
- International Relations
- Foreign Service
- Government Diplomacy
You can also pursue graduate training in such areas as law, education, journalism, and more. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.