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What is Religion?

In this major, you'll learn about diverse religious traditions from many disciplinary perspectives. You will study religion in different cultures and historical periods. You'll also learn about the impact of religion in ethics, politics, literature, intellectual history, philosophy, and society in general. This gives students a broad exposure of the major religious traditions of the world. In our program, students concentrate on a particular area of interest as well. Concentrations include:

• Buddhism

• Christianity

• Hinduism

• Islam

• Judaism

• Philosophy of Religion

• Religion in America

• Individually designed areas of study

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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