University of Iowa

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Department Name: 
Department of Religious Studies
Approximate Enrollment (entire institution): 
31,400
Number of Religion Majors: 
40
Number of Full-Time Departmental Faculty: 
13
Public Institution?: 
Public
Related to a religious denomination or body?: 
No
Department offers undergraduate coursework in ministerial preparation (either a track, a minor, or a major)?: 
No
Department or institution offers masters programs in religious studies or theological studies?: 
Yes
Department or institution offers doctoral programs in religious studies or theological studies?: 
Yes
Description of Undergraduate Major: 

As a Religious Studies major you will develope core skills that are needed to flourish in today's changing world: thinking carefully and critically, writing clearly, speaking persuasively, exhibiting an impressive awareness of cultural and religious diversity, working cooperatively with people who are different from you, understanding some of the religious causes of human conflict and violence, and cultivating your curiosity about matters of life and death.