Department of Religion and Classics

Undergraduate Programs


Emil Homerin Teaching
Emil Homerin teaches History of Islam.

The department offers bachelor of arts degrees in religion and in classics, and minors in religion, classics, Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Arabic.


The religion major exposes students to the history of the world’s great religions, and an array of courses explore how these religions have impacted the ancient and modern world.

Religion students achieve an understanding not only of the nature of diverse religions, but the methods employed in their study, and a measure of competence within a specific tradition or area.


The classics major is language-centered using courses in Greek, Latin, and Arabic and to prepare students to read and analyze authentic texts. This coursework is supported by studies in ancient literature, religion, philosophy, history, and art.