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Religious Studies
Religious Studies

Major & Minor

Have you wondered about the historical and cultural impact of religion, spirituality, mindfulness, and ritual on human civilization? Are you interested in exploring how religious traditions shape our understanding of society, politics, medicine/healing, gender dynamics, and social justice?  As a religious studies student, you will have the opportunity to learn about the histories, texts, and practices of many global religious communities from different disciplines and theoretical methods. Religious Studies majors and minors have gone on to positions in over twenty different fields, including medicine and healthcare, education, business, and non-profit work. 

Student Research

Investigating the Authorship of the Book of Revelation  

Investigating the Authorship of the Book of Revelation   

Riley Cregg 

Finish in Four*

with the skills to launch your career 

Your four-year academic experience

will strengthen and refine your skills in communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. With a degree in religious studies, upon graduation you will be prepared to: 

  • clearly communicate the connections between religious traditions and cultural and/or social contexts;
  • demonstrate critical thinking and analytical reasoning as applied to religious texts or practices from multiple disciplines; and
  • comparatively illustrate religious traditions within one culture or across traditions.  

Explore our Graduate Outcomes to learn more about what our graduates are doing today. 

Program Highlights

Our Professionalism and the Humanities (PATH) program helps you build career-ready skills, explore the real-world career paths of successful recent alumni, and incorporate project-based learning into your courses that allow you to work with community organizations, develop exhibitions, and learn about the publishing process. 

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The Allen-Head Lecture Series was established by an endowment gift in 1985 in memory and celebration of E.T. Allen Sr. and Mary Bell Anderson Allen; Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Allen Jr.; and Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Head Jr. of Whitesboro, Texas. The lectures feature nationally prominent speakers in religion, philosophy, psychology, history, and literature.  

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