Interfaith and Religious Studies

Only available to currently enrolled Drexel students.

The Certificate in Interfaith and Religious Studies represents Drexel University’s commitment to the study of spirituality and the contribution of the world’s organized religions to the psychological and social well-being of individuals, groups, and societies. Through the study of the interrelationship of religions and the efforts of interfaith initiatives, students will better understand group commonalities and differences and attempts for social improvement and the resolution of conflict.

The Judaic Studies Program, an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts and Sciences, has for many years taught about the centrality of religion in cultural life. In its core courses, the evolution of Judaism alongside the rise of Christianity and Islam, has been studied. As the coordinating body for the new Certificate in Interfaith and Religious Studies, the Judaic Studies Program continues its tradition of exposing Drexel students to the leaders, thinkers, and institutions of the larger, outside community.

Program Requirements

Students must complete at least 15 credits from the list below:15.0
Introduction to World Religions
Introduction to World Religions
Anthropology of Interfaith Relations
Anthropology of Interfaith Relations
Comparative Religious Ethics
Comparative Religious Ethics
Coexistence and Conflict: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Early Mediterranean
Coexistence and Conflict: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Early Mediterranean
Judaism and Christianity: Two Religions or One?
Judaism and Christianity: Two Religions or One?
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Religion
Total Credits15.0

Any travel-add-on component to these courses can be counted towards the Certificate.

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