The religious and ethical studies program allows students to develop the global awareness and cultural sensitivity needed to pursue a variety of career paths.

According to recent career surveys, multicultural competence and ethics are among the skills most desired by prospective employers. As a religious and ethical studies major, you’ll develop the global awareness, cultural sensitivity, and ethical decision-making skills that will not only help you in a variety of career paths, but also enrich your personal growth.

Contact Info

Shannon Grimes
Head, Department of Religious and Ethical Studies
216 Joyner
Phone: (919) 760-8749
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This is what strong looks like
This is what strong looks like.
This is what strong looks like.


The Religious and Ethical Studies Department at Meredith offers an informed look at the world, its rich and varied religious traditions, and its ethical and cultural perspectives – from ancient times to popular culture. We prepare students to live in our ever-changing world where multiple religious and ethical commitments both inform and challenge our understandings of how people inhabit, experience, and ultimately shape the world we all share. Our faculty specialize in a wide range of fields in textual, historical, and cultural approaches to religious studies, ethical theory, and applied ethics.


Engaging Lectures


Interfaith Leader Eboo Patel Speaks at Meredith College

The Religious and Ethical Studies department brings leading scholars to campus who speak on a range of topics – from biblical interpretation to the visual arts and architecture to ethical religious concerns.

“If you are going to be a leader and an educated person in the 21st century, you need to have knowledge about religious diversity.”Eboo Patel, 2014 Convocation Speaker

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