Religion matters – just read the headlines. The field of Religious Studies provides you with an important knowledge base and helps you acquire a valuable skill set that can be used for adaptive problem solving, ethical leadership and engaged global citizenship in an increasingly interconnected world.

Our curriculum is known for its academic rigor, international scope, and relevance to the world today. Our faculty is known for advanced scholarship and for bringing creative, student-centered pedagogy into and beyond the classroom. Our majors and minors are known for their award-winning undergraduate research projects and high placement rates in leading graduate schools, non-profits/NGOs, and a wide range of career paths.

The academic field of Religious Studies fosters intellectual flexibility and cultivates practical competencies. For all those who ask big questions and want to tackle the big problems – we welcome you.


Upcoming Event: The Smith-Chase Lecture in Religious Studies

African Identities in the Religious Imagination

March 31, 6:30 p.m.
A Panel Discussion with:

  • Dr. Judith Weisenfeld, Princeton University
  • Dr. Musa Dube, the University of Botswana
  • Dr. Iqbal Akhtar, Florida International University

Register for Zoom link at https://tinyurl.com/SmithChase