Our program is designed to introduce our majors to several world religions and to a variety of approaches to the study of religion. At the same time, undergraduate majors have the opportunity to concentrate on a particular tradition, ideology, historical context, geographical area, or culture. We also offer a minor in religious studies.

The academic study of religion is both multidisciplinary and multicultural and attracts majors with diverse interests and from varied backgrounds. The department nurtures a strong sense of community and collegiality, an open and innovative environment in which to study, and a vigorous commitment to the careful mentoring of our students. We invite you to explore with us the ways in which religion fashions human ideas and behaviors as well as historical and contemporary policies and events, and betters our understanding of the wider world in which we live.

Major in Religious Studies

See the requirements to complete a Religious Studies major. 

Minor in Religious Studies

A Religious Studies minor can complement any degree at Pitt.


The Department of Religious Studies offers a wide and varying number of courses open to undergraduates.


An advisor is available to all majors to talk about departmental and career questions, and to offer academic advice and assistance.


Get started on your goals by registering for your courses.

Graduation Requirements

Learn about the process of applying for graduation, constructing multiple majors, adding certificates, and transferring credits.

Scholarships & Financial Support

Browse a list of common scholarships and financial support available through the University and open to religious studies majors.

Career Paths

The opportunities and career paths are endless for Religious Studies graduates.