If you are interested in learning more about the academic study of religion, the following websites are excellent places to start:
American Academy of Religion (AAR): The AAR is the flagship scholarly organization for the field of religious studies. Browse the website to get a sense of the kinds of things that religious studies scholars think about and do.
American Academy of Religion Southwest Region: This is the AAR body for the Southwest region, which gathers scholars of religion across the southwest, including Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas.
UC Davis: What Can I Do with a Religious Studies Major: UC Davis’s Religious Studies program offers additional information about how a religious studies major can benefit you.
“We Ignore the Global Impact of Religion at our Peril”: an editorial written by former Secretary of State John Kerry about the importance of studying religion in today’s world.
The Religious Studies Project: an archive of podcasts related to the academic study of religion
Independent Study Forms
RELS 485 Contract: A form to fill out to request a RELS 485 Contract
RELS 491 Contract: A form to fill out to request a RELS 491 Contract