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.
Benjamin Velani is a Religious Studies and Government major.Read More
Fifty undergrads in the College of Arts & Sciences will take part in paid research projects in Ithaca this summer with faculty from throughout the College.Read More
Call for applications: 2021-22 Joseph E. Connolly ’72 Memorial Prizes for undergraduate essays on religion and politics/society
Undergraduate students interested in the intersection of religion and politics or society can now apply for a new prize, to be given out next spring.Read More
Registration is required to attend this virtual conference on April 4 and 5! Although known to specialists since the nineteenth century, the Aramaic incantation bowls have never been fully integrated into the field of Jewish Studies, largely due to their inaccessibility and the confounding nature of...Read More
A $5 million alumni gift will help to support doctoral students in humanities fields within the College of Arts & Sciences.Read More