Welcome to the Religious Studies Department at Humboldt State University

Religious Studies Department


What is Religious Studies?

Religious Studies is a disciplined analysis and reflections upon religious dimensions of human life. Utilizing a wide spectrum of methodologies from the Humanities and Social Sciences, Religious Studies explores what makes persons religious, elements of religious being, and what roles religion plays in personal, cultural, and social identities, along with historical analysis.

Degree Program

We offer a Bachelor of Arts with both a major and a minor in Religious Studies.
The major requires 30 units - the minor requires 18 units.

Special Features of Our Program

Our program has been a forerunner on campus is many ways, including the offering of popular experiential weekends in various religious communities, such as the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, team teaching of courses, non-traditional forms of instruction and class structures, study abroad programs, as well as the inclusion of computer technology in classroom and course work.