Teacher and Student Madrasa
Bah Mitzvah
Communion in Oaxaca
Girl in Communion Dress
Jain Monks


Religion is a complex and multi-faceted phenomenon involving the overarching worldview of a culture, its social norms, ethics and politics. In the private dimension, religious experiences are among the most profound an individual can have. In the public sphere, religion has inspired powerful institutional forms, literary and artistic works throughout history and across the globe.

This program draws together the University's resources across many disciplines to offer an undergraduate minor in Religious Studies. This program is designed to foster a nuanced understanding of religious phenomena, and to cultivate critical skills in the discipline of Religious Studies.

Students may also elect to pursue an Individually Structured Major with Religious Studies as a focus.