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

Thinking about studying abroad? Did you know that as a Religious Studies major there are several scholarship opportunities to help you fund your trip? The Religious Studies Program will be accepting applications for the Donna Swaim International...
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Join Religious Studies Professors Caleb Simmons and Alison Jameson on an exciting trip to India! As part of this 5-week program, you will spend 3 weeks traveling around the South Indian state of Karnataka and discovering the rich history and...
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Religious Studies Professor Rae Erin Dachille and her Arizona in India Program were recently featured in an article in UA Family News. Click here to read more: Professor Who Brings Buddhist Studies to Life. Professor Dachille will be leading the...
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In a new book, UA Religious Studies Professor Alejandro Nava explores the concept of "soul" from two major perspectives: the religious traditions of Judaism and Christianity, as well as the context of contemporary music and culture. In Search of...
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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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Joey Horowitz
B.A.
Religious Studies
2017
B.A.
Political Science
2017
Samir Madden
B.A.
Religious Studies
2016
B.A.
History
2016
Alicia Ramirez Borbon
B.A.
Religious Studies
2014
B.S.
Psychology
2014