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In compliance with University directives for practicing social distancing, the Religious Studies office is closed to in-person classes, meetings, events, and advising until further notice. College of Arts and Sciences Advising, CASA, will provide advising services virtually using phone, email, and video chat through Google Meet. Visit CASA, casa.uncg.edu/ , for more information regarding advising.  

Religious Studies faculty and staff will be working remotely and will not be in our offices.  Faculty and Staff are available using email, to arrange for appointments to be held by phone or online using a video conferencing platform.  

The Religious Studies phones are being monitored limitedly, but if you need additional assistance, please contact rel@uncg.edu. Students, please continue to monitor your email and Spartan Alerts for the latest information from UNCG.


The Department of Religious Studies develops and delivers programs of study for majors and minors that provide students with a solid foundation in Religious Studies as a discipline in the liberal arts. In the case of majors, this training prepares students with sufficient talent and inclination to advance to graduate study in the field and in cognate fields.

Student Voices

Assemblages Anti-Oppression Works: Yathrip Abdelgadir

In today’s world,  societies are multi-dimensional and understanding the dynamics of power is critical. The Assemblages Anti-Oppression Works at UNCG […]

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Alumni Spotlight

Lillian Penny Carden

I was interested in so many different things, and I loved learning about many different kinds of people and their beliefs. I also really enjoyed the history aspect of Religious Studies – learning why wars were started, who wrote which parts of the Bible, and how/when different religions developed.

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Faculty Bookshelf

Prayer and Worship in Eastern Christianities, 5th to 11th Centuries (2017)

Derek Krueger, Editor Prayer and Worship in Eastern Christianities, 5th to 11th Centuries forges a new conversation about the diversity […]

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Recent News

Religious Studies Major Wins Provost Student Excellence Award 2020

April 3, 2020

Please join us in congratulating the newest winner of the Provost Student Excellence Award 2020! Justin Smith is a Religious […]

Fall 2020 Courses

March 13, 2020

Check out our pamphlet & course booklet to select your Fall 2020 classes!

GCJM Extension

March 10, 2020

Due to a great public response, the Greensboro Contemporary Jewish Museum will remain open an extra week, so the  exhibition […]

UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and is committed to its mission to provide access and opportunity for all. In the Department of Religious Studies, we recognize the diversity of our students’ backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives as a particularly valuable asset that enables all of us to more deeply explore religion’s complex manifestations and impacts upon our world. We seek to provide an inclusive campus community that reflects and values the diversity of our world.