Religious Studies

Why Study Religion?

Fear of the “other” (marked as ethnic, racial, and of course, religious difference) is at the heart of so many of the conflicts that currently afflict the world. Students of Religious Studies learn about the sociological and psychological factors which shape belief and often inform global conflict.


The RELS Program is a comparative studies major. Our approved courses are drawn from a myraid of departments and programs. A student may explore classes in some of the following areas of study:

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Jewish Studies

Coptic Studies

Western Christianity

Islamic Studies

Mormon Studies

Religion & Conflict

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