Total Units Required: 120
Religious studies is the academic study of the nature of religion and how it shapes and is shaped by other cultural forces. Religion is increasingly recognized as a vital part of our individual and community identity, as a political force nationally and globally, and as both a source of conflict and a potential resource for healing social divisions.
The Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies is a low-unit major offering both a deep knowledge of major religious traditions and a comprehensive exploration of the role of religion in the contemporary world. In courses like Religion and Nature; Religion, Sex, and Gender; Science, Technology, and Religion; and the capstone course Religion, Public Life and the Professions, you work closely with outstanding professors in small classes who both challenge you and support your learning.