Beyond the Classroom
A recent religion major participated in the India Studies program, which enabled her to spend six months studying in Pune and traveling through India and Nepal.
Another religion major spent a semester in Chicago. As a participant in the Urban Studies Program she had the opportunity to work with inner-city churches and gained exposure to several church-related social programs.
Numerous exciting off-campus study programs are available to Coe students in such cities as London, Florence, Tokyo, New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. As part of these programs you can gain valuable academic and work experience. For example, you can spend a semester as an assistant in a professional organization, take classes at a large university or pursue an independent research project using the resources provided by that city. Talk with your faculty advisor and create the best off-campus experience to meet your educational needs and interests.
In addition to these off-campus programs, Coe's internship program allows you to make work experience an integral part of your education. During these internships, students put into practice the classroom concepts they have learned in preparation for a career. Working alongside professionals in actual work situations, you can gain valuable experience and earn academic credit at the same time.
Personalized Research / Study
The religion major provides ample opportunities for individual study with faculty. Majors often pursue one-on-one work with faculty through directed readings courses, writing a senior honor's thesis, or independent study courses. These experiences often lead to scholarship that students present at conferences or colloquia.