Religious Studies



Religions have been and remain among the most powerful forces shaping human history. Their discourses and practices inform the way we perceive ourselves, those around us, and our existence at large, even when we do not consider ourselves to be religious. As a student in KU's Department of Religious Studies, you will endeavor to understand, from an objective perspective, how religious traditions shape the lives of their adherents, without seeking to promote or disprove any specific belief system.

Hone your research, analytic, and writing skills in a program that features close work with faculty in small classroom settings.

The study of religion can give you an understanding of what both divides us and unites us.

Career options: 

As a Religious Studies major you will gain skills in critical thinking and cultural awareness that lead to successes in a wide array of career fields, including education, law, journalism, healthcare, chaplaincy, and social justice advocacy.

Through the study of specific religious traditions and settings, you will come away with a background that is invaluable to understanding and working with people of other cultures, whether in international business or simply as an informed global citizen.

For more information on career options, visit the KU Career Center website.

Religious Studies Program
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Advisor name: 
Hamsa Stainton
Advisor title: 
Undergraduate Director
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