The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia fully endorses the statement of our national professional organization, the American Academy of Religion, on the recent ban on immigration. We also endorse the statement from the Association of American Universities, a group of leading research universities of which the University of Virginia is a member.
Welcome to the website of the University of Virginia's Department of Religious Studies, the largest stand-alone religion department in the United States. Since its founding in 1967, the Department of Religious Studies has played a leading role in the national and international study of religion. Rooted in the humanities and liberal arts, our faculty offer a comprehensive curriculum that spans traditions, geographies, and methodologies, including historical, philosophical, philological, ethnographic, and literary approaches.