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.

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Timothy Dobe, associate professor and chair of religious studies, awarded Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars.

​Mohamad W. Khan, executive director of the Muslim Community Organization/Masjid An-Noor Mosque in Des Moines, will speak on the impact of President Trump's policies and values on Des Moines's and Iowa's Muslim population.

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