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Religion

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What is Religion?

This major gives you the chance to study diverse religious traditions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. As a Religion student, you’ll concentrate on a particular area of interest while gaining broad exposure to the major religious traditions of the world through the study of diverse culture, text, and ideologies. Concentrations include Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion, Religion in America, and individually designed areas of study. Your coursework will include the study of religion in many different cultures and historical periods as well as the impact of religion in such areas as ethics, politics, literature, intellectual history, philosophy, and society in general.

Career Options

  • Business
  • Divinity
  • Education
  • Government
  • International advocacy
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Ministry
  • Nonprofit work
  • Theology

Post-Graduation Success1

86% employed or continuing education

66% employed after graduation

15% attending graduate school

5% volunteering

$40,553 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: CA Ventures, Carle Foundation Hospital, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pennsylvania State University, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 31 ACT Score

1170 - 1440 SAT Score

3.20 - 3.74 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246
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