BA in Religion
Religion, general emphasis
Religion, biblical studies emphasis

The Religion Department provides a wide range of opportunities to discover the richness of scriptural texts, compare the beliefs and practices of world religions, analyze the his­tory of the great monotheistic faiths, and understand the history of the Christian Science movement in its social, political, and religious contexts. Engagement with the vital questions of meaning, community, ethics, and spirituality prepares students to contribute in a variety of ways to a world impacted at every level by religion.

What our majors do during college
  • Study scriptural texts and visit mosques, temples, synagogues, and churches
  • Prepare for a variety of graduate programs and careers, ranging from Christian Science practitioners, nurses, military chaplains, and church representatives to journalists, educators, and interfaith workers
  • Study religion abroad in India and Nepal
  • Take courses in the Old and New Testament

See the College Catalog for more detailed information about our program and departmental learning outcomes.


You Can Do MORE Here

While attending Principia, Heather Libbe (C’11) also:


  • Double majored in religion and business
  • Played on the varsity tennis and cross country teams
  • Went on abroads to the Carribean and Nepal
  • Was a reader for the Christian Science Org., an active member of the CS church in Elsah, and a CS practitioner
  • Participated in community service activities
  • Served as House Treasurer, Metaphysical Head, and Resident Assistant (RA)
  • Member of Community Board and Education Trustee Committee
  • Worked as busuness manager for Principia Internet Radio (PIR)
  • Participated in camera club

Imagine what you could do!