Why Study

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.

We don’t need more STEM majors.

Washington Post: We don’t need more STEM majors. We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training.

“The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has been admitting an increasing number of applicants with backgrounds in the humanities for the past 20 years. ‘It doesn’t make you a better doctor to know how fast a mass falls from a tree,’ Gail Morris, head of the school’s admissions, told Newsweek. ‘We need whole people.’”

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:00pm
Please join us for the second lecture in the UA Buddhist Studies Lecture Series by Professor Celestino Fernandez at 4:...
Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:00pm
Please join us for the second lecture in the UA Buddhist Studies Lecture Series by Professor Jiang Wu at 4:00 p.m. on...
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