College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Religious Studies

Major | Minor | Three Year

| Bachelor of Arts

Pursuing a degree in Religious Studies helps students better understand not only their own religion, agnosticism, or atheism, but also other world religions and cultures. Using diverse methodological approaches and tools, including those from linguistics, literature, history, archaeology, anthropology, psychology, and sociology, our program ensures that students graduate with a more profound picture of the world and their place in it.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • TI250-RL, Religions of the World
  • RL550, Topics in Judaism
  • RL358, Hinduism, Past and Present
  • RL348, Moral Economies
  • RL307, Historical Jesus
  • RL378, Religion and Science Fiction

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

The Religion major can be completed in a total of three years, which includes completing coursework during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

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Foster an ambitious spirit. Cultivate a career.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) attracts the kinds of students who are never satisfied with the status quo. Our quest for knowledge is both timeless and modern. 

We immerse students in the oldest teachings, but also the latest learnings in culture and language, science and technology, psychology and philosophy. In all disciplines, we incorporate research, encouraging students to question everything and meticulously test new theories. Communication is emphasized, teaching students to negotiate, debate, and effectively disseminate information. 

LAS students are committed to being thoughtful practitioners of whatever field they choose, resulting in graduates who are engaged in their careers, active in their communities, and continually learning and leading.