Department of Religious Studies

Department of Religious Studies

The Religious Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania offers a program of undergraduate education in humanistic studies appropriate for many careers and walks of life and extensive opportunities to those who wish to become scholars and teachers in the field in its graduate program. Both programs offer courses in major religious traditions, religion and culture, religion and society, and theories of religion. The primary emphasis of the program is upon understanding through interpretation. Thus the focus of the program is upon the descriptive, historical, critical and theoretical work that engages every interpreter of religion.


Browse the Department of Religious Studies Collections:

Boardman Lectureship in Christian Ethics

Departmental Papers (Religious Studies)

Dissertations (Religious Studies)