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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Applications are now being taken for the Rombach and Bretall Scholarships for the academic year 2017-2018. The application deadline is November 17, 2017. Scholarship applications should be submitted to the front desk in Learning Services Building...
The Department of Religious Studies & Classics is launching a new undergraduate minor in New Testament Language and Literature. More information can be found at In this minor, students learn to read New...
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...