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Department of Religious Studies

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 September 2015 in an article in America Magazine stated: 

"One of the most interesting challenges we face in global diplomacy today is the need to fully understand and engage the great impact that a wide range of religious traditions have on foreign affairs. I often say that if I headed back to college today, I would major in comparative religions rather than political science. That is because religious actors and institutions are playing an influential role in every region of the world and on nearly every issue central to U.S. foreign policy."


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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.