Undergrad students walking in front of the Chapel.

Religious Studies

As a student of Religious Studies, your coursework will focus on three areas of study: Scriptures & Sacred Texts; Religious Traditions & Theologies, and Religion in the Human Community.

You’ll experience a course of study that will engage diverse perspectives, by studying religious texts and traditions through multiple cultural, racial and gendered lenses. You’ll gain an appreciation for perspectives similar to and different from your own. Through active in-class discussions, academic research, community-engagement and self-inquiry, you’ll sharpen your critical thinking, reading and writing skills, and grow into a more reflective and effective leader, wherever your professional life leads you.

You will discover that students from many religious and spiritual traditions have majored in Religious Studies at Edgewood College. This academic discipline does not teach you what to think or believe, but how to understand the spiritual and religious beliefs of others and to deepen your own spirituality and quality of life.


It wasn’t until I graduated that I began to recognize the meaning of the College motto, ‘Cor ad Cor Loquitur – Heart Speaks to Heart.’ As a result of Religious Studies classes, my involvement with College Ministries, and other service projects and groups around campus, I feel comfortable relating on a deeper level with other people. A liberal arts education has also enabled me to connect with others.
Rachel DeBruin ‘09