Program in transition. We are currently developing new programs to prepare for the jobs of the future. This specific program will no longer be offered beginning Fall 2019. These changes are a part of Goucher College’s continued commitment to deliver the very best student experience.   Learn more

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.  Learn More

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

Larisa Reznik, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

Affiliate Faculty
Martin Shuster, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Judaic Studies

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


Internships help students explore possibilities, apply classroom learning, and gain experience. Explore internships and credit options.

Student Employment

Student employment connects students to both on and off-campus opportunities. The Career Education Office provides resources and support to students with or without Federal Work Study to find jobs, submit applications, and learn more about the job search process. Students have access to Goucher Recruit — an online site for job postings and job fair events.

Major & Career Exploration

Exploring career options, choosing a major, and making career decisions is a multi-step process in which all students are encouraged to engage early and often. Goucher students have a variety of resources available through the Majors and Career page to assist them in this process.

Job Search

A Goucher education prepares students for today’s job market and beyond. Students can explore job opportunities and access job search resources through the CEO Job Search page.

Graduate & Professional School

Students access resources for searching and applying to graduate and professional school through the CEO Graduate and Professional School page, through faculty and staff members, or utilizing their own resources, network and tools.