Overview

The major in religion introduces students to the diversity of religious commitments, practices, and beliefs globally and equips them with the necessary tools to investigate, analyze, and communicate the role of religion in society.

Fast Facts
  • Students engage religious traditions from across the globe and throughout history, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Native American religions.
  • Students visit with diverse religious communities in San Antonio as an integral part of their education.
  • Religion students regularly receive funding for undergraduate research and for travel for research and conferences
  • Students publish research alongside faculty
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What You'll Study

Methods and insights to think through religious questions, claims, and social aspects


Faculty

Expertise in the critical study of religion

Faculty cover religions from across the globe, historically and in the present, to answer critical questions about religion in culture and society.

Ruben R Dupertuis
Ruben R. Dupertuis, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Associate Professor
Kimberly Bauser McBrien
Kimberly Bauser McBrien, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Mackenzie Brown, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Gregory Clines
Gregory Clines, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Sajida Jalalzai
Sajida Jalalzai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Matthew D. Milligan, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Sarah Pinnock
Sarah Pinnock, Ph.D.
Jennie Farris Railey King Professor
Chad Spigel
Chad Spigel, Ph.D.
Professor
Angela Tarango
Angela Tarango, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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William O. Walker, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Student Opportunities

Fostering communities of inquiry

Scholarships

Ethel Evans Department of Religion Scholarship Awards

A limited number of Ethel Evans Scholarship awards are available to religion majors. Awards...

Research Opportunities

Many religion students participate in undergraduate research through the department or through the Mellon Initiative in the Humanities. Religion...

Study Abroad

Religion students have multiple study abroad opportunities to broaden their world perspectives about religion. Students can accompany Trinity faculty...

Student Organizations

Religion Student Society

The Religion Student Society is an organization run by religion majors that meets for social and academic events. Join the...

Lecture Series and Annual Events

Lennox Lecture Series

The department of religion brings to campus distinguished scholars in the field of religion who deliver public lectures, meet...


When You Graduate

Prepared to tackle the world’s challenges

Religion majors graduate with skills in critical thinking and analytic writing that will serve them well in any career. Students with a degree in religion pursue and excel at careers in government, education, law, business, and medicine.

Careers

Religion majors use their skills for social and cultural good.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • M.A./Ph.D. in Religious Studies
  • Education
  • Law
  • Medical School
  • Public Administration
  • Seminary
  • Social Work

    Career Areas:

    • Arts
    • Business Administration
    • Education
    • Government
    • Journalism
    • Law
    • Medicine
    • Ministry
    • Nonprofit Organizations
    • Psychological counseling
    • Social work

      Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

      • Bashop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio
      • Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
      • Fulbright and Jaworski
      • Mission Presbytery
      • NBC Sports Regional
      • Office of the Secretary of State
      • Peace Corps
      • Teach for America
      • Texas Parks and Wildlife
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