Religious Studies takes you to other cultures, traditions, and worlds. You’ll develop a global perspective that’s fundamental to understanding ethics, ways of living, belief systems, and rituals in civic, civil, and spiritual space throughout history.

As a Religious Studies major or minor, you’ll explore questions like:

  • How are historical religious figures interpreted variously across time and space?
  • What is to account for the resurgence of religious extremism the modern world?
  • Why are certain religious individuals and communities compelled to act through peace, violence, and other modes of conflict?
  • How does religion shape a community's stance on issues such as the environment, social justice, and national identity?

Religious Studies graduates have found success in medicine, law, business, nonprofit organizations, government, education, and graduate studies.