Our Mission

The Religious Studies Program at Utah Valley University fosters and facilitates an interdisciplinary approach to the academic study of religion. Due to its influential role in local, national, and international contexts, religion requires careful study utilizing academic methods employed in the examination of other social institutions. This includes the study of the history, theology, literature, folklore, etc. of various religions in an effort to study religion as a cultural phenomenon. The program is intended to serve our students and community by deepening our understanding of religious beliefs and practices in a spirit of open inquiry. Its aim is to create an environment in which a variety issues can be engaged from a variety of perspectives and methodologies. A religious studies minor will complement a variety of majors and contribute to a well-rounded educational experience by exposing students to multiple disciplines.

What's Going On

Books

Courses

The Religious Studies Program at Utah Valley University fosters and facilitates an interdisciplinary approach to the academic study of religion.
This is a picture of the UVU Interfaith Student Council's trip to England.

Interreligious Engagement

Interreligious Engagement supports a variety of related programs in religious diversity and interfaith dialogue.
One some of gateways at Ankor Wat.

Minor/Emphasis

The Religious Studies Minor is administered by the College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences and the Department of Philosophy & Humanities.
This is one of the Sunstones from the Nauvoo Latter-day Saint Temple.

Comparative Mormon Studies

Mormon Studies at Utah Valley University is an interdisciplinary program designed to support the academic study of Mormon culture, theology, literature, and history.