Wake Forest University

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Department Name: 
Religion
Approximate Enrollment (entire institution): 
7,432
Number of Religion Majors: 
55
Number of Full-Time Departmental Faculty: 
14
Public Institution?: 
Private
Related to a religious denomination or body?: 
No
Which best describes the institution?: 
Grants bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees
Department offers undergraduate coursework in ministerial preparation (either a track, a minor, or a major)?: 
No
Department or institution offers masters programs in religious studies or theological studies?: 
Yes
Department or institution offers doctoral programs in religious studies or theological studies?: 
No
Description of Undergraduate Major: 

The Department of Religion at Wake Forest is a community of passionate scholars and students devoted to the exploration and analysis of religion as a central aspect of human culture and history. Even now, in the twenty-first century, religion continues to play a central role in virtually every aspect of human society around the world.
 
Our courses offer students an invigorating environment and welcoming atmosphere in which to explore the histories, texts, and practices within many of the world’s religious communities. Together, teachers and students consider how religion continues to inform and influence the cultural, political, and ethical disputes of the current moment. The study of religion is central to a liberal arts education and provides students with excellent preparation for a wide range of careers from education, medicine, law, and the arts to social work, ministry, and foreign service. In short, studying religion prepares students to more fully engage the world in all of its diversity.