University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Religion

Religion: Shaping society since the beginning of time

The study of religion at UVM is a crucial part of the wider study of human cultures, global affairs, and personal identities; it is not tied to previous religious training or present religious affiliation. Religious study is the investigation of the myths, rituals, ethical systems, and social formations that human beings have created in response to what they perceive to be powers beyond the human. War and peace, states and revolutions, laws and communities have been shaped by religious aspirations and commitments. Discover the study of religion at UVM.

Religion courses that reflect faculty expertise:

  • Buddhism
  • Judaism
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Christianity
  • African Religions
  • religion in America
  • religions of China
  • religions of Japan
  • theories of religion & methodology

Our faculty's methodological approaches include comparative study, feminist theory, cognitive science, philosophical inquiry, social theory, and historical analysis.

Department of Religion Alumni


Religion Department Outstanding Senior Major Award 2016

Religion Department Outstanding Senior Major Award Blog Entry

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Religion in the News


Religion Internship Opportunity for Fall 2016

Religion Internship Opportunity for Fall 2016: The Religion Department, in collaboration with UVM’s Center for Cultural Pluralism (CCP), is pleased to announce a new internship opportunity for Fall 2016. The student selected for this position will work with Center for Cultural Pluralism staff in support of the CCP’s core ...

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