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Haverford College
Department of Religion

Welcome to Religion at Haverford

The Department views religion as a central aspect of human culture and social life. Religions propose interpretations of reality and shape very particular forms of life. In so doing, they make use of many aspects of human culture, including art, architecture, music, literature, science, and philosophy--as well as countless forms of popular culture and daily behavior.

Why Religion at Haverford: Curriculum

We offer diverse methods and approaches to the academic study of religion, providing you with a rich educational opportunity to explore the complex textual, ritual, ethical, cultural, and theological traditions of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and African American religions. More on Curriculum >

Why Religion at Haverford: Post Graduation

Upon graduation, Religion majors often enter medical school, participate in Teach for America, pursue careers in the Arts and social activism and earn graduate degrees in the fields of religion, law, business, and languages. More on Post Graduation >

Why Religion at Haverford: Faculty

Students work closely with Religion Department faculty at all levels of the curriculum, which continuously and organically reflects the growing and evolving research interests of the faculty and students alike. More on Faculty >

Why Religion at Haverford: Events

Through our Junior Colloquium and Senior Seminar all of our majors learn together with and benefit from the collective experiences of the faculty. More on Events >

Inside Religion @ Haverford

  • Curriculum


    Learn the basis of the academic programs of the Department of Religion.
  • faculty


    Get a snapshot of the faculty and their research and teaching interests.


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Featured Blog

  • Waleed Abroad

    Waleed Abroad

    Waleed Shahid '13 received funding from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program to study Arabic at the University of Jordan in Amman this summer.