Department of Religious Studies

Kate Bradshaw
RELIGIOUS STUDIES IN ACTION: Kate Bradshaw, a Religious Studies and International Studies double major, stands in La Plaza de Espana, in Seville, Spain. She took a semester abroad studying the Spanish and Arabic languages as well as the Islamic history of the Iberian Peninsula.

Undergraduate Programs

In our bachelor's degree program in religious studies, you explore the phenomenon of religion in daily life. In the process, you may also discover new career options, as our nonsectarian method of study enables you to develop critical thinking skills that lead to a deeper comprehension of world and national cross-cultural events. It's also an ideal choice if you are contemplating a double major or a minor.

BA in Religious Studies
Religious Studies Honors Program
Minor in Religious Studies


Downie Contributes Critical Incidents in Teaching Article to Wabash Center Journal of Teaching

Religious Studies Department associate professor Alison Downie published “Who Speaks When?” in the Wabash Center Journal of Teaching. Downie’s article was one of three selected from the journal’s call for papers on Critical Incidents in Teaching.

2020 Maureen McHugh Rising Leader Award

Congratulations to Nicole Goulet, recipient of this years’ Maureen McHugh Rising Leaders Award!

2020 Religious Studies Scholarship Recipients

The Department of Religious Studies congratulates Amiranda Adams and Chaelon Swaney on being awarded the 2020 scholarships.

Smith and Whited Co-Present on Rapa Nui Research Trip February 5

All are welcome to attend as professors Theresa Smith and Tamara Whited present a collaborative lecture about their recent research trip to Rapa Nui titled, “Rapa Nui: Decolonizing Easter Island.”