1993 Major: Religious Studies and Biology
"Having the opportunity to double major in Religion at Duke gave me the chance to study not only my own faith, but to learn about other faith traditions. I was able to dive deep into the historical perspective of Jesus and the early church, the Reformation, and more modern trends in Western Christianity. Taking classes from different perspectives allowed me to explore the intellectual side of religion. Although I pursued a health care career for graduate school, my religion degree helped to prepare me to think deeply and critically about ethical and moral issues that I would face in my career. It has also provided me with tools to continue to explore my faith and to interact with the issues of the day in an educated and nuanced way rather than from a narrow perspective."
"Seek out professors and classes that will both broaden your horizons as well as allow you to study deeply your areas of interest. Do not be afraid to express your faith as part of your educational journey. Doing so will give you the opportunity to interact with others of different faiths in a real and meaningful way and not only on a rational level."