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.

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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: Annette Yoshiko Reed
Undergraduate Chair: Justin McDaniel

 

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Featured News

Tim Powell, Awarded an NEH Preservation and Access Grant, $300K

Tim Powell was awarded an NEH Preservation and Access grant ($300K) to serve as the project director overseeing the creation of a new digital guide to the Native American collections at the American Philosophical Society library.

Congratulations Tim!