Religious Studies Program

The Religious Studies Program at the University of New Mexico trains undergraduate students in the academic study of religion, with a particular emphasis on religion in a rapidly globalizing world, in American life, and in the rich diversity of New Mexico.

Our purpose is to help students develop knowledge of major world tradtitions and to understand how these traditions have shaped human culture. We do so as a distinctively public university that approaches religion as a lens through which the human condition, intelluctual and social history, and contemporary human societies can be viewed.