Our Mission

UVU's Religious Studies Program fosters and facilitates an interdisciplinary approach to the academic study of religion. We explore diverse traditions and worldviews by engaging their history, theology, literature, and culture.  The program serves our students and community by deepening our understanding of religious beliefs and practices in a spirit of inclusion and open inquiry. Our aim is to create an environment that supports a variety of perspectives and methodologies. 

COVID-19 Modified Operations

Your safety is our top concern during this pandemic. With your health and the health of our staff in mind, we have made the decision to close operations for the Religious Studies Program until further notice. Please stay safe during this difficult time, we look forward to welcoming you back to campus. You may contact Courtney Burns at courtney.burns@uvu.edu with any questions or concerns.


For more information, visit the Return to Campus website.

 A painting of two rows of houses and a street for Mormonism and Whiteness events


What's Going On

A row of books


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.


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.