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.

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Religious Studies is proud to announce the 2017-18 Rombach and Bretall Award Winners.

 

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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

Two Religious Studies Majors, Blayne Roach and Zy Mazza, have won college-wide awards from the University of Arizona College of Humanities.  Blayne Roach (Majors: Religious Studies, Physiology) was awarded the 2018 Van de Verde Memorial Scholarship...
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May 3rd, 2018
We invite you all to join us May 3, 2018 from 5:30-8:30PM for the presentations of our RELI seniors' outstanding research.  These presentations mark the culmination of the Religious Studies Capstone course. As part of the course requirement our...
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Religious Studies is proud to announce the 2017-18 Rombach and Bretall Award Winners (listed alphabetically): Lexie Clark, Samantha Montes, and Blayne Roach. Congratulations to our outstanding Religious Studies students! Read (in their words) how ...
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Religious Studies major Rob Lisak is the recipient of the 2018 Donna Swaim International Award for Religious Studies, which will help support his study abroad trip to China with the Arizona in Hangzhou program.   Rob Lisak writes: “Religious Studies...
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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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Samir Madden
B.A.
Religious Studies
2016
B.A.
History
2016
Vijay Patel
B.A.
Religious Studies
2008
B.S.
Molecular & Cellular Biology
2008
Alicia Ramirez Borbon
B.A.
Religious Studies
2014
B.S.
Psychology
2014