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Interested in studying religion?

This program gives students:

  • An understanding of the nature and role of religion in both non-Western and Western human societies of the past and present
  • A grasp of the various methods used by scholars to describe and explain religion, and the means to assess achievements of these methods as well as develop new methods for increasing their knowledge of religious thought and practice
  • An opportunity for raising questions about the present and future significance of religious thought and practice

The Department of Comparative Religion, located in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers these programs:

Western Michigan University has the oldest comparative religion program in the state of Michigan and the only department with a graduate program in comparative religion in Michigan.