Religious Studies Department

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.


Jon Cohen ’14 describes the path he took to his independent major in Middle Eastern studies as a happy accident.

Religious studies expert Jeffrey Kripal talks about superheroes, religion, and the paranormal.


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