College of Humanities
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The study of religion is the study of ourselves in the full scope of our humanity and thus occupies a central place in the project of a liberal arts education. In an academic environment, the study of religion critically demonstrates how religious beliefs have informed and shaped our knowledge, our cultural productions, our traditions, and our institutions. In recent years, the study of religion and its various functions have moved to the forefront of many academic conversations and scholarship.
As an interdisciplinary program, the study of religion at the University of Utah is designed to empower students to form a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary understanding of religion as a significant component of local and global human culture. It encompasses the study of foundational texts and literatures, the study of various theories about religion, the study of a broad array of religious cultural manifestations, and the study of the world’s major religious traditions.
Please see the Religious Studies B.A., H.B.A. and Minor listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.
Program and Course Offerings