Undergraduate Programs

Why Study Religious Studies?

A degree in religious studies provides a cross-cultural perspective on the breadth and depth of religious beliefs around the world. Religious beliefs—past and present—form communities, create conflicts, and impact current events. The courses provide a broad understanding of the nature and role of religion in the world’s many cultures, which is critical for analyzing the socio-economic and political forces that influence dynamics of the contemporary world.


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Major in Religious Studies

Students can pursue a major or minor in religious studies. We offer courses from a variety of topics and religions. We also offer instruction in Arabic studies, in which students can pursue a minor.


Honors in Religious Studies

Dive deeper into your studies and gain a competitive edge in your chosen career field by earning an honors degree in religious studies.


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Real-World Experience

Expand your skills and deepen your learning through hands-on experiences such as internships or study abroad. As a study abroad student, you can increase your language proficiency, learn about a geographic location, and augment your degree with courses in science, the humanities, and social science.


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What You Can Do with a Religious Studies Degree

A religious studies major can prepare you to work in many fields. Learn about possible career paths.


Advising and Academic Support

Schedule an appointment with an advisor, find important forms, and get your questions answered.

Departmental Advising and Support

Scholarships and Awards

Learn about ways to apply for funding through the Department of Religious Studies.

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Comparative Literature Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Comparative Literature Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Memorial Quadrangle
Philosophy Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Philosophy Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Willamette Hall
Psychology Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Psychology Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Matthew Knight Arena
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Sociology Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Sociology Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Southwest Campus Green
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Hope Theater
Black Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Race, and Ethnic Studies, & Latinx Studies
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Black Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Race, and Ethnic Studies, & Latinx Studies Jun 16 Hope Theater
Classics, Humanities, Medieval, & Religious Studies
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Classics, Humanities, Medieval, & Religious Studies Jun 16 Willamette Hall
Environmental Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Environmental Studies Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 East Campus Green
Math Commencement Ceremony - CAS
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Math Commencement Ceremony - CAS Jun 16 Straub Hall