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Department of Religious Studies

Explore worldwide religion and religious traditions.

Religious studies is an increasingly relevant field in today's complex, globalizing world. Just ask Secretary of State John Kerry, who in August 2013 inaugurated the State Department's Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives by saying:

"In fact, if I went back to college to day, I think I would probably major in comparative religion because that's how integrated [religion] is in everything that we are working on and deciding and thinking about in life today."

Read more about it here.

The Religious Studies program at the University of Denver invites students to explore the phenomenon of religion as well as religious traditions from around the world, with programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. World-class faculty and small class sizes make for a unique learning opportunity.

Our B.A. and M.A. programs help students qualify for doctoral programs, and along with our Joint Ph.D. program help students qualify to teach religious studies courses in colleges and high schools, and bring cultural and cross-cultural analytical tools to careers in business, human resources, social work, government, non-profits, and journalism. Course offerings and faculty appointments reflect the department's commitment to providing a balance of various traditions, methods, and theoretical approaches.

We welcome your interest - please visit the various pages of our website to learn more, and contact us for more information.

 

The Department of Religious Studies is delighted to welcome Dr. Rebecca Chopp, religious studies scholar, as the 18th Chancellor of the University of Denver. We look forward to having her as a member of our department. Learn more about Dr. Chopp and her work here.

RLGS congratulates our graduating seniors, MA students, and doctoral students in our Joint PhD program. We look forward to seeing you all thrive as you move onto the next stage of your professional lives!