Religious Studies can take you in many unique directions

Religious Studies at the University of Arizona provides students with a deeper understanding of global cultures through the academic study of world religions. The Religious Studies major enhances any career path through developing intercultural competence and higher-level thinking skills.

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.

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News & Events

The University of Arizona Religious Studies Program’s Response to Vandalism of the Islamic Center of Tucson (ICT) and Threats to the Tucson Jewish Community Center (JCC) A core mission of the Religious Studies Program at the University of Arizona...
The Religious Studies Program is pleased to announce the recipients of the Lionel Rombach and Ora Bretall Scholarships for 2016-2017. The scholarship amounts range from $1,000-$2,000 and are applied to the educational expenses of Religious Studies...
This year, the Donna Swaim International Award for Religious Studies will fund two Religious Studies majors participating in 2017 study abroad programs. The two Swaim Award recipients are Religious Studies majors Chelsea Forer and Blayne Roach....
Dr. Peter W. Foley (1961-2016) In Memoriam Dr. Peter W. Foley, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Faculty Associate in the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, as well as the founding director of the UA Institute for the...
Mandala Events This Week Sponsoring Units: College of Humanities, Departments of Religious Studies and Classics, & East Asian Studies.   Every day from 9am-5pm through Thursday, April 6, Tibetan Buddhist monks are working on creating a mandala...
Chelsea Forer, who is double majoring in Religious Studies and Anthropology, has been named a recipient of the 2017 SILLC Global Award. This award will provide funding for her to participate in the Arizona in Bhutan study abroad program in the...