Kari Irwin
Religion Major Kari Irwin '09 (above, right) joined a trek through remote parts of India to raise awareness about human trafficking.
Religion Major


We view religion as a significant dimension of all human cultures, past and present.

The academic study of religion offers an interdisciplinary approach to the ways in which human thought, values and ceremonies, literature, architecture, art, community and politics are woven into a cultural religious fabric.

Classes investigate beliefs and practices of world religions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. Comparative religious study is emphasized.

Religion courses at Illinois Wesleyan will develop further your writing and speaking skills through papers and in-class discussions.

Department Website

Religion Department

Career Connector

Religion Alumni Careers

Carol Myscofski

Dr. Carole Myscofski

Curious about your religion professors? Learn more about our distinguished religion faculty.

Sample Four-Year Curriculum

This is just an example four-year plan; your actual schedule can/will deviate from this sample. Your faculty advisor will work with you to match appropriate courses with your interests.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Optional

Once enrolled, all students will have a degree evaluation tool available to them on MyIWU. This will help you determine what courses are required to graduate on time.