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Internships & Research

As a religion major, you might spend a semester in Chicago, participating in the Urban Studies Program, working with inner-city churches and gaining exposure to church-related social programs.

Personalized Research and Study

The religion major provides ample opportunities for individual study with faculty. Majors can pursue one-on-one work with faculty through directed readings courses, writing a senior honors thesis, completing independent study courses or preparing presentations for conferences or colloquia.

Off-Campus Opportunities

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Numerous exciting off-campus study programs are available to Coe students. 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 to 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.