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Religion and Culture Major

What is a Major in Religion and Culture?

As an interdisciplinary department, our students gain experience using multiple methodologies by working with our faculty who specialize in fields as diverse as linguistic and cultural anthropology, literature, religious studies, history, ethnomusicology, communication, musicology, and cultural studies.

Why Study Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech?

As the only Department of Religion and Culture in the nation, we are able to offer a unique perspective on the role religion plays all across the world.  We offer opportunities to participate in undergraduate research, get real-world experience through internships, and engage with global culture while studying abroad.

Continents Studies

Average Class Size

Only Religion and Culture Department in the U.S.

Careers and Further Study

What Can You Do with a Religion and Culture Major?

Jobs Held by Our Graduates

  • Foreign Affairs Officer
  • Lawyer
  • Professor
  • College Advisor
  • Analyst
  • Author
  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Consumer Insights Researcher
  • Nonprofit Service
  • Field Organizer
  • Marketing Associate

Beyond the Classroom

Experiential Learning

Get Experience

Majoring in religion and culture at Virginia Tech means joining an active and welcoming community. Our faculty work side-by-side with you to advise you on pursuing research interests, presenting and publishing their work, and preparing you for a career after graduation. 

Come With Us

Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to connect with a different culture, experience new ways of thinking, and explore new places, all while gaining unique understandings and perspectives. Check out programs by visiting the study abroad page below or by searching the Global Education Office's programs.



In a competitive job market, experience is an important commodity. Internships provide you with valuable skills and real-world perspective regarding your chosen career field while giving you the opportunity to explore the possibilities for the future.



Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Culture Degree

Religion and Culture Major Requirements

  • Intro to Religion and Culture
  • Religion and the Modern World
  • Case Studies in Religion and Culture
  • Intro to American Studies
  • Religion and Literature
  • Multicultural Communication
  • Topics in Religion and Culture

Minor and Elective Hours

Our program gives you the opportunity to build knowledge in another area by pursuing a minor, double major, or cognate.

120 hrs
B.A. Religion and Culture

45 hrs
General Education

21 hrs
Major Requirements

12 hrs


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