The courses offered through our program are built on the established scholarly tradition of the study of religion as an academic, as opposed to confessional, pursuit.
Get a degree with honors in religious studies
The honors program is open to religious studies majors who have done superior work and who wish to devote a substantial part of their senior year to advanced, specialized, independent research and writing of a thesis.
Application deadline for May graduates: April 15 of third year
Application deadline for December graduates: October 15 of third year
Weiner Family Summer Fellowship
This prize, given in honor of Gelek Rimpoche, provides funding for summer research (limited to travel, research materials, and living expenses) for an undergraduate student studying Buddhist practice in an Asian context during the summer. Preference will be given to a student with strong coursework in religious studies and Asian religions.
Application Deadline: March 1 (the awardee will be notified by March 15)
The interdisciplinary nature of the Religious Studies Program exposed me to new ways of thinking, taught me to be an effective communicator, and transformed me into a life-long learner.
— Jonathan Schmidt-Swarz '15