Religion students are inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society of religious studies

About Religion at LVC

With a degree in religion, you'll be prepared for a career in law, business and organizational leadership, communications, nonprofit administration, theology or other church-related work, and many other fields. (The chair of our board of trustees was a religion major at LVC and is a successful attorney.)

Through our program, you'll gain insights into the religious dimensions of human experience, cultural beliefs, and practices and become literate in religious traditions.

Collaborate with students and faculty in our English and Art & Visual Culture programs on cutting-edge studies in the humanities or add a second major to align your interests and gain the substantive critical thinking and communication skills employers seek.

Be ready to make a positive difference in the world.

Why Religion at LVC?

  • Through the department’s Transdisciplinary Collective, majors will collaborate with the English and Art & Visual Culture departments to provide cutting-edge studies in the humanities. The collective is committed to entrepreneurship—to the creation of new learning conditions, curriculum, and working environment that produces opportunities for the particular interests and expertise of its students and faculty to flourish.
  • LVC’s annual Sustained Interfaith Dialogue brings students into conversation with people from a variety of religious traditions to discuss different themes central to bridging the gap in understanding that often contributes to tensions between religious traditions.
  • Religion majors who meet qualifications can join the Interfaith Honor Society, which encourages student exploration of the faiths of others in light of the student’s own religious identity.
  • Religion majors can enroll in the department’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, a year-long, team-taught, reading and research intensive course that culminates in a public presentation and subsequent publication of the student’s work. The subject may be thematic (such as Race and Religion) or focused on a prominent contemporary figure.

LVC gave me ingredients that have served me well and prepared me for seminary and pastoral ministry: academic experiences with an emphasis on reading, writing, and the liberal arts; and the opportunity to be involved in leadership in Christian communities within a college that welcomes those of all faiths and no faith.

Pastor, Suffern United Methodist Church, Suffern, N.Y.

Rev. Amanda Zelazny Cosnett ’11, Religion