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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

3510 Department of Religious Studies

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17th floor, 25 Park Place Bldg.

Molly Bassett, Chair
Ashlyn Strozier, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Offerings in religious studies, all of which are taught from a non-sectarian perspective, include comparative courses on such topics as world religions, religious thought, religious ethics, mysticism, and women and religion, as well as a host of courses on specific religious traditions including Buddhism, Hinduism, Shinto, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Students majoring in religious studies can take and have counted toward their major select courses in other departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences including African-American studies, anthropology, art history, classics, history, music, political science, and sociology. Courses in religious studies contribute to an understanding of the beliefs and actions of diverse peoples and cultures. They also contribute to self-understanding through uncovering and exploring major tenets of the student’s own culture. The major in religious studies is designed to provide a rich training in the liberal arts and is particularly appropriate for those students considering careers in government, health, law, education, international business, social work, the ministry, or media. Students in other fields are encouraged to consider the possibility of a double major with religious studies. Students can find a more detailed description of the Religious Studies program and its offerings, as well as news about its faculty and upcoming events, online at


    Bachelor’sDual DegreeMinor


      Jewish StudiesReligious Studies

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