Some of our students are religious and some are not. Those who are religious practice different faiths—Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and others. There is no presumption that students in religion will believe in God or practice a certain faith.
FAQs for Undergraduates
In the religion program students study a range of human experiences that have produced much of the greatest literature of the world, inspired its art and philosophy and shaped its moral consciousness. As a small concentration at Harvard, the Study of Religion is an intimate community within the larger university. Religion students regularly interact with faculty members and graduate students who share their interests. Tutorials are small (frequently one-on-one) and tailored to student interests. Student satisfaction with our program is consistently very high.
Yes! Many of our concentrators do. Prepare to take the classes necessary for graduate school in your chosen field in addition to fulfilling our concentration requirements.
Plan of Study Forms for Undergraduates
- Option A: Two Major Traditions in Comparative Context
- Option B: One Major Tradition in Comparative Context
- *Option C: Joint Concentration with Religion as the Primary Field
- *Option D: Joint Concentration with Religion as a Allied Field
- Religion as a Secondary Field
*Students pursuing a Joint Concentration must also complete the college form "Joint Concentration Application".