Studying Religion in Culture

You don’t have to wear a toga to study ancient Rome.

And you don’t have to be religious to study religion.

We study religion as one aspect of human cultures, not something that exists separately from them. We use the same tools and methods employed in other fields — like anthropology, history, and political science — to study human behavior.

So no, you don’t have to be religious to study religion at UA — you just have to be curious about how cultures work.
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Undergraduate Programs

We offer a major and minor in religious studies, as well as minors in Asian and Judaic studies.

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Graduate Program

Our master’s program in religion in culture is unlike other graduate programs in religious studies.


Faculty Research

Our faculty carry out innovative research that’s helping to reshape the international field.

Meet Our New
Graduate Students

There are some new faces in the REL master’s program! Learn more about our new — and familiar — graduate students.

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