Welcome to the Religious Studies Department

Are you curious about what other people think?

Do you want to know why people do what they do?

Then come explore the history and diversity of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Native American and other religious traditions.

Studying religions reveals people's deepest desires and beliefs. Our courses explore how religious communities perform worship, shape moral norms and gender roles, wage war and make peace, influence what people eat, how they dress, and how they live and die. Studying religions is also personally meaningful as students and faculty reflect together on big ethical and philosophical questions.

Whether students take one course or complete a major or a minor, they grow from reflecting on their own and other people's values and cultures. The ability to write and speak about complex issues and to build respect and teamwork across differences contributes to many professional fields and careers.

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