Department Chair: Dr. Dorothy Rogers
Montclair State is one of the few public universities in New Jersey that offers a Religion major. The major gives students a grounding in many different aspects of the study of religion, while allowing them to choose electives in the areas that interest them most. Religion students have an opportunity to explore the field of Religion and many enroll in a concluding seminar with other students majoring or minoring in Religion. Religion students also have the option to take an Engaged Learning Project course, doing applied work on campus or in the community for credit towards the major. All Religion students are encouraged to investigate the religious cultures of peoples around the world and to experiment with different methods of interpreting religious texts and cultures.