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Courses in Religion enable students to get the best of both worlds: career preparation enhanced by courses in diversity that will make your application for a job or for graduate school stand out from the crowd. A degree in religion prepares you for work with diverse communities. Our courses equip students with the credentials that graduate and professional programs want: sharp critical thinking and writing, fascinating courses that stimulate you to excel, as well as mentoring relationships with devoted professors. Recent graduates in religion are on track for successful careers in professions such as health care, journalism, nonprofits, social work as well as law.   

Highlights of the Religion program at Hofstra include:

  • Courses designed to complement specific career goals in: Health and Healing, Journalism and Media, Diversity and Global Politics.
  • Internships in Zen Hospice, museums, nonprofits addressing interfaith concerns and violence, and an ongoing project with the Rubin Foundation to build an online data base of Sikh art.
  • A specialized B.A. major in Jewish Studies, as well as programs in Catholic Studies and Sikh Studies, plus courses that explore the new phenomenon of ‘spiritual but not religious,’ as well as atheism, humanism and skepticism.
  • The presentation of the annual Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize gives students valuable networking opportunities with national and international leaders. 

Contact Information

John Teehan
Department Chair
104K Heger Hall
(516) 463-6412
Fax: (516) 463-2201
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Joanne Herlihy
Senior Executive Secretary
104 Heger Hall
(516) 463-6023
Fax: (516) 463-2201

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