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.
Do you have a favorite moment in a Religious Studies course here at Gettysburg?
I think my favorite moment(s) has to be the great class discussions I have had in multiple religion classes. They not only help me to learn many new things but also challenge my perspectives and teach me how to respect others and to be a good listener/talker.
I am currently working as a project manager for a software development company. One might assume that my major did not effect my current job but I actually think it has had a profound impact. My major has allowed me to come to the table with a uniquely open view and legitimate knowledge on topics that most people feel extremely passionate about, but in reality know very little about. Being open-minded and fundamentally curious about other peoples' backgrounds and cultures has allowed me to connect with people who I otherwise wouldn't be able to, which results in tangible business benefits. Oh, and the professors are the most down-to-earth, passionate professors at Gettysburg. In the real world you can always teach yourself how to program, or understand science through pure effort and discipline. But few majors teach you how to actually think and how to correct yourself when you are wrong.