Religious Studies helps you develop tools to understand the complex ways that people across history and around the world oppose oppression, justify violence, understand their bodies, and give meaning to their lives. Our curriculum is among the most international on campus and many majors study abroad, bringing their experiences to capstone seminars and mentored research projects. We prepare you for a diverse world and a variety of professional paths including law, medicine, and non-profit leadership.


Plan your own curriculum from the ground up.

Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies Harold Kasimow will present a lecture as part of Holocaust Remembrance Day activities in Des Moines.


  • Gates Lecture

    Climate Change and Religious Globalization by guest speaker Evan Berry
    Tue Jan 27, 4:15 p.m.
    Rosenfield Center 101
  • Gates Lecture Panel Discussion

    Religion and the Environmental Crisis - Local Approaches to Global Issues
    Tue Jan 27, 8 p.m.
    Rosenfield Center 101