Pursuing a degree in Religious Studies offers you the ability to take advantage of the rich interdisciplinary research opportunities available at the University of Kansas. Whether your interest is in language study, religion in society or media, or a particular region of the world, the department offers opportunities for hands-on research.
Partnerships between the Religious Studies department and other departments and programs across campus encourage cross-disciplinary exploration.
Through independent studies, the Department of Religious Studies offers students opportunities to engage in investigation of a special topic or project selected by the student with advice, approval, and supervision of an instructor. Such study may take the form of directed reading or special research.
REL 405 Directed Study in Religion
REL 494 Research Internship
REL 499 Undergraduate Honors Research
Instructors in the Department of Religious Studies may offer one-on-one language training for languages relevant to religious texts and research.
REL 500 Readings in Non-English Religious Texts
The Religion in Kansas ProjectThe Religion in Kansas Project is an open access digital archive that creates and curates online collections of oral histories, digitized ephemera, and digital exhibitions relating to religious experience and diversity in Kansas. The Religion in Kansas Project tells stories of religious multiplicity that are uniquely Kansan, but integral to understanding the larger American religious experience.
The Religion in Kansas Project offers internships to undergraduate and graduate students when funding allows.