Religious Studies is a rigorously multi-faceted discipline encompassing the study of specific traditions and reflection on Religion as a human phenomenon. Courses in Religious Studies provide excellent preparation for living life in a pluralistic world, and can also enhance studies in other areas, including politics, medicine, and law, as well as history and literature.

Welcome

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania offers a wide range of courses, undergraduate Majors and Minors, and a renowned PhD program. With particular strengths in the study of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and the African-American religious experience, it emphasizes historical and critical approaches, as well as interdisciplinary exploration within and beyond Religious Studies.

 

Chair of the Department: Justin McDaniel
Graduate Chair: Anthea Butler
Undergraduate Chair: Justin McDaniel