Why Study
Religion?

Religion is central to the human experience.
Religion has been a central force in world history, and it continues to play a powerful role in the human experience. The dynamic traditions of world religions, the role of religion in global politics, the relationship of religion and science, and the religious dimensions of art and culture, are among the many issues that draw students to the study of religion at the University of Arizona. The faculty and associated faculty of the Religious Studies Program are committed to introducing students to a broad spectrum of religious traditions and their social and historical impact.

A Religious Studies degree can lead to almost any career.
Religious Studies majors have pursued careers in a wide variety of fields, including business, government, medicine, law, education, and social services. 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.

Robert A. Burns Lecture 2015- Merton 100: 1915-2015

The UA Religious Studies Program is happy to announce the program for the 2015 Robert A. Burns Lecture in celebration of the life and work of Thomas Merton (1915-1968) to be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the UA Poetry Center.

The night will begin with a reading from the writing of Thomas Merton led by UA Creative Writing Professor Fenton Johnson followed by a keynote presentation by reknowned Merton scholar Dr. Bonnie Thurston.

Donna Swaim International Award

The Religious Studies Program is now accepting applications for the Donna Swaim International Award. Applicants must be Religious Studies majors enrolled in UA-approved Study Abroad (SA) programs for Summer or Fall 2015. The Religious Studies Program will award up to 2 (two) $600 scholarships to be applied to program-related fees and tuition. Recipients will be chosen based on academic excellence and financial need.

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Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:30pm
The UA Religious Studies Program is happy to announce the program for the 2015 Robert A. Burns Lecture in celebration...
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 5:30pm
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Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:00pm
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