ChooseWhy Choose This Program?

Why Study Religion at Goucher?

The Religion Program provides an interdisciplinary approach to the academic study of religion. This program reflects the fact that while religious study provides a means of intellectual inquiry and development for some students, for other students the study of religion involves a personal journey as academic study and spirituality interact and challenge one another. 

LearnWhat Will You Learn?

What Will You Learn?

The religion program explores religion from two perspectives: methodology and content. Courses in the major are divided into three general areas: Area One: history and development of religious traditions; Area Two: significant thinkers, texts and theological movements; Area Three: religion and society.

DoWhat Will You Do?

What Will You Do?

Our students expand on their academic training by participating in internships in civic or faith-based organizations, coalitions, and volunteer groups. After graduation, many attend top graduate programs, while others embark on careers in fields such as humanitarian services, conflict resolution, public service, teaching, research, ministry, communications, social services, and social work and counseling.

Course Curriculum


Major & Minor Program Contacts
Religion major and minor: Ann Duncan

Full-Time Faculty

Ann Duncan, Associate Professor of Religion: American Religious History, Religion and Social Reform, Motherhood and American Christianity, Religion and Politics, New Religious Movements

Affiliate Faculty
James Dator, Nyasha Grayman-Simpson, Uta Larkey, Angelo Robinson, Michelle Tokarczyk.

Study Abroad

By choosing three-week intensive courses led by Goucher faculty or semester programs suited to their academic plans, religion students gain a global perspective that enhances their course of study. 

Visit the Office of International Studies to learn more about approved study-abroad opportunitites around the world.

Office of International Studies

Opportunities & Internships

Internship Program

Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, the philosophy and religion faculty members consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. The department helps students participate in placements in business, government, civic organizations, coalitions, and volunteer groups. Each student designs a plan with a member of the department to develop a clear goal and a rigorous method of pursuing it. The variety of internships that have been completed under the supervision of this department is evidence of the flexible and creative applicability of degrees in philosophy and religion. Students find internship opportunities through the Career Development Office, through faculty and staff members, or on their own.

A detailed description of the off-campus experience is published by the Career Development Office each year and fully describes the guidelines and timetable for internships. Students interested in arranging an internship in economics should contact their individual academic advisers.

Career Development Office