A student consults with her instructor while writing in Arabic on a whiteboard
A student moderator sits onstage near the presenter at an event hosted by the Department of Political Science
At a Celebrating Global Sisterhood event, a student poses with two visiting presenters in front of flags from different nations
A psychology student poses a question during a field trip while other students listen or take notes
Students listen to their instructor during a class on educational leadership
Student interns talk in the office of a local nonprofit. Behind them, a sign reads Advocate, Challenge
Student interns and their mentor look at a computer screen in a local government office
A pre-med student stands in front of a monitoring device while volunteering at a hospital

"I Study Religion AND..."

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.

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 . . ."

Anthropology
Biology
Diplomacy and global politics
Economics
History
International studies
Media and culture
Music education
Political science
Premedical studies
Strategic communication
Women, gender, and sexuality studies
Zoology

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

Arabic
Family relationships
Film studies
French
History
International business
Linguistics
Management and leadership
Middle East and Islamic studies
Spanish

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

History
Journalism
Kinesiology
Media and culture
Philosophy
Political science
Social work
Strategic communication
Zoology

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.