Department of Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Iowa formally became a department in 1927, the first Department of Religious Studies at a public university in the US. We hope you will explore our website for information and check back often for news of upcoming events. Be sure to like us on our Facebook page where we also post news and updates.

The Department’s Statement on the Murder of George Floyd, Police Violence, and Systemic Racism
  • A student taking notes during a Religious Studies class.
  • A professor teaching a class
  • A professor teaching a class.
  • A a Religious Studies professor gives a lecture to his class.
  • A group of students watching a Religious Studies lecture.