Religion and the spiritual experiences of individuals that inform religious thought provide profound insights into how we perceive the world around us and guidance as to how to interact with it.

Why study religion and environment at Sewanee?

The minor in religion and environment will encourage you to integrate religious insights and spiritual experience with the natural and social sciences. Because the minor will invite you to reflect on your own spiritual experience and beliefs as they relate to the environment, it culminates in a capstone experiential course involving environmentally related service or action along with reflection on the meaning of that engagement.

A Sampling of Courses

Religion & Environment 

Programs of Study & Related Programs

Requirements for the Minor in Religion & Environment

Requirements for the Major in Environment & Sustainability  | Website

Requirements for the Major in Environmental Arts & Humanities | Website

Requirements for the Minor in Environmental Studies | Website

Requirements for the Major & Minor in ForestryWebsite

Requirements for the Major & Minor in GeologyWebsite

Requirements for the Major in Natural Resources & the Environment | Website

Meet some professors


Eric Thurman
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Walsh-Ellett 207, Ext. 1351

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