We are now offering an on-line version of its popular Introduction to World Religions class
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On-Line World Religions Class
REL 1300-15

Welcome to the Department of Religion at Florida State University. This year marks our 50th anniversary. In that time, we are proud to have been at the forefront of religious studies both nationally and internationally. Our faculty and students have been vibrant contributors to the discipline and we continue to attract the best and brightest in our major and graduate programs!!

We will be marking our anniversary by celebrating the superb heritage we have built, as well as looking forward as we continue to offer excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. We have planned an exciting series of speakers and events. Please check our website regularly for updates and information about our 50th anniversary year.

The study of religion at Florida State University is located squarely in the tradition of humanities scholarship. We offer an undergraduate major and minor; an MA in religion; and the Ph.D. in religion. Our eighteen faculty represent a wide range of research orientations and our programs operate in close collaboration with several other departments and programs at the University. Please take time to visit the links provided for the various institutes, centers, programs, and affiliated departments.

We encourage you to stay in touch. If you are an alum, please let us know what you are up to. If you would like to learn more about our programs, consult the relevant tabs on this page for information on how to get in touch with us.

Aline Kalbian
Chair, Religion Department


15th Annual Graduate Student Symposium Call for Papers
This year’s symposium will be centered on the theme “Religion//Culture” >>Detail >>PDF


Religious Ethics presents ; Lecture
Ronald Green: “Decoding Religion: Can We Theorize Human Religiousness?”
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 5:00pm, Broad Auditorium at the Pepper Center >>Flyer


15th Annual Graduate Student Symposium
Friday, February 19th-Sunday, February 21st. Dr. Kathryn Lofton, of Yale University, will deliver this year’s keynote address. Her lecture is titled “The Status of Celebrity in the Study of Religion”. 6:30 pm in Dodd Hall Auditorium>>Flyer

Religion Turns 50! Anniversary Events
Check out the lectures and events for our anniversary. >>Read More

Featured People

Kalbian Receives Undergraduate Teaching Award and Faculty Seminole Award

Kavka Selected as Katz Fellow for 2015-2016

François Dupuigrenet-Desroussilles invited to University of Tokyo

Porterfield on CNN news : Was America founded as a Christian nation? Buhrman was awarded a 2015 Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship