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The Religious Studies Department offers students the opportunity to study religion using a variety of methodologies and provides a cross-cultural, inter-disciplinary, and comparative investigation into a variety of religious beliefs and practices.
Welcome to the Religious Studies Department
On this site you will find information about the mission of our department and the mission of the university, about the courses and university programs in the Religious Studies Department, information about careers and graduate school in the field of religious studies, tools for our majors and minors, background on our faculty and staff, religion resources for all students and alumni, links to the department's Local Religion Project, and updates on departmental events and news.
Also on this site, you can learn about interdisciplinary minors and which religious studies classes count toward each of those minors. Our newest interdisciplinary minor is the Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies (AIMES) Program. In addition to that program, we have interdisciplinary minors in Catholic Studies, Asian Studies, Ethnic Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Please feel free to explore, using the navigation menu on the left. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.
The Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries, located in the School of Education, Counseling Psychology, and Pastoral Ministries, offers master's degrees in Catechetics, Pastoral Liturgy, Catholic Education, Spirituality, and Liturgical Music. Many of these courses are taught by faculty from the Department of Religious Studies. The Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries has an online application.