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.




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 *

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


Offered by the Religion department.