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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

Check out two of our featured courses available this coming Fall!

June 11, 2020

REL 231-02: Religion in America [GHP, GMO] MWF 3-3:50pmInstructor: Dana Logan This course introduces the diversity of religions in the […]

UNCG Religious Studies Alum Obtains Graduate Degree from University of Chicago’s Divinity School

May 11, 2020

Congrats to UNCG’s Religious Studies alum, Scott Ferguson, who graduated from University of Chicago’s Divinity School this semester (Spring 2020). […]

Religion & COVID-19: Dr. McDuffie’s Article in Religion and Global Society

April 30, 2020

Check out Religious Studies professor’s, David McDuffie, article in the academic blog Religion and Global Society to see how he […]

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.