Religious Studies

The Religious Studies Program prepares students to engage intelligently with the religiously diverse cultures of the United States and societies around the world.

The Religious Studies major provides students with a broad understanding of human diversity, the complexities of social and cultural systems of thought, and the human pursuit of meaning. Combined with core academic skills in written and oral communication, the Religious Studies major prepares students to become independent thinkers and problem solvers in the twenty-first century.

Study Abroad 

Religious Studies offers travel awards for majors pursuing a wide range of Study Abroad options in countries around the globe. Religious Studies' signature study abroad program is Arizona in India, where students develop intercultural skills through studying and traveling in the world's fastest-growing economy.

Career Opportunities 

The Religious Studies major provides graduates with a particular advantage working in an increasingly globalized world. Graduates have found that the Religious Studies major helps them to stand out as distinctive and culturally competent in applications and interviews for graduate and professional schools. Religious Studies alumni can be found in a wide variety of fields, including business, education, government, law, medicine, and social services.

Degree Options 

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
    • Religious Studies for Health Professionals; Asian Religions; Religion in the Americas; Mediterranean-European Religious Heritage; and Biblical Texts and Contexts
  • Minor
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