Religious Studies Department

Religious studies is a traditional component of a liberal arts education, but there's little traditional about the religious studies major at Connecticut College.

Here you will be encouraged to study religion as broadly as you would any other major, such as sociology or history. You will learn to explore complex issues from different intellectual, ethical and intercultural perspectives, and you will hone the skills of analysis and problem solving. With this preparation, our majors find success in many venues, from graduate programs to studying and teaching religion, to varied careers in law, government, business and many other fields. 

Some of our students also come into religious studies focused on their own religious traditions, with a long-term goal of pursuing ordination. 

"Only by understanding the history and power of religion can we comprehend current events that are shaping our own lives." - Eugene Gallagher, Rosemary Park Professor of Religious Studies




Department of Religious Studies
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320-4196

Department Assistant: Diane Monte