Alumni Story

Why I Chose Religious Studies

The knowledge I received is applicable every day, no matter where I am in life.

Blayne Roach
B.A. Religious Studies, B.S. Physiology, Biochemistry 2018
Medical Scribe, Retina Associates

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Religious Studies is proud to announce the 2018-19 Rombach & Bretall Award Winners

 

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

Arizona in India Students have the opportunity to earn 6 units of Religious Studies credit in summer 2020 through the Arizona in India study abroad program, led by Professor Caleb Simmons. Funding is available (see below). Courses Professor Simmons...
Aesthetics, Social Change, and the politics of Culture
Professor Caleb Simmons was invited and recently participated in "Aesthetics, Social Change, and the Politics of Culture: A Conference in Honor of Professor Indira V. Peterson" part of the New Cultural Histories of South India Conference Series at...
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Once again faculty from Religious Studies will be representing UArizona at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). AAR is the world's largest association of scholars of religion and...
The Department of Religious Studies and Classics invites you to the 2020 Robert A. Burns Lecture, followed by a Panel Discussion on “Religion and the Arizona Border.”    The event will take place on Monday, January 27, 2020, 6:00-8:00PM at the...

Alumni News & Directory

Our Religious Studies majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. See what you can do with your degree.
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B.A.
Religious Studies
2016
B.A.
History
2016
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B.A.
Religious Studies
2008
B.S.
Molecular & Cellular Biology
2008
Alicia Ramirez Borbon
B.A.
Religious Studies
2014
B.S.
Psychology
2014