Majors and Programs
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Religious Studies
In the spirit of personal interest, intellectual curiosity, and academic excellence, you will explore the nature and role of religion in our culture. As a religious studies major you will learn how to interpret religion in an empathetic and critical context as you explore and contrast religious traditions and systems. Iowa State’s program in religious studies examines a variety of religious traditions through coursework in religious studies, philosophy, literature, history, anthropology, sociology, and ethics. As a graduate in religious studies you will have the necessary skills to pursue a career in fields such as education, ministry, or social services. A background in religious studies also complements graduate work in anthropology, law, history, sociology, theology, and literature.
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