Department Chair: John Penniman

The academic study of religion examines one of the most powerful, influential, and contested forces in the world. It is critical to developing a deep understanding of different cultures and diverse perspectives necessary for living in a complex and interconnected world. Religious literacy is an integral component of a Liberal Arts education. The Religious Studies Faculty Scholarship collection contains records filtered by department from Faculty Books, Faculty Conference Papers and Presentations, Faculty Contributions to Books, Faculty Journal Articles, and Other Faculty Research and Publications. The Religious Studies Student Scholarship collection contains records filtered by department from the Honors Thesis and Masters Thesis collections.

The main Religious Studies site includes a department description, faculty and staff contact information, and major and minor requirements. Past versions of the department website are archived by the Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) using the Archive-It web archiving services; capture began in 2015. Finding aids for departmental records are also available online.


Browse the Religious Studies Collections:

Faculty scholarship

Student scholarship