Religion
Offered by the Religion department.

Exploring the many religions of the world—their texts and traditions—challenges our viewpoints, builds cultural awareness, and promotes empathy and understanding. In Wheaton’s religion program, you’ll compare and look critically at a range of belief systems and practices: Western Biblical traditions; Islam, East Asian, and native traditions; and contemporary movements like eco-feminism. Outside the classroom, our students observe “religion-in-action” through service learning, internships, study abroad, and other hands-on experiences. Open to students of all faiths or no faith, religion is an excellent major or minor for anyone who wants to broaden their worldview.

Programs

Outcomes

100% of Religion majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a service opportunity within six months of graduation *

100%
of Religion majors

Recent Graduates


Sample first jobs

  • AmericaCorps Vista, Campus Compact of Southern New England
  • Production Assistant, Studio B Films


Sample graduate schools

  • Bentley University
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • University of Denver

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 55% for the classes of 2014-2018

Faculty

Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus

Professor of Religion; Henrietta Jennings Faculty Chair for Outstanding Teaching (2020-2025); Program Coordinator, Jewish Studies

Barbara Darling

Assistant Professor of Religion

Jeffrey R. Timm

Professor of Religion; Chair of the Religion Department