HFA - College of Humanities & Fine Arts view HFA submenu



Inside of a cathedral style church looking towards the altar.Religion, in its manifold forms, has been a significant area of human activity throughout history, and it remains a potent force and formative influence in modern politics, society, and culture. Its study is an essential part of a global liberal arts education. The Religious Studies Certificate Program offers undergraduates a framework within which to pursue the comparative and interdisciplinary study of religious phenomena in human societies across different cultures, places, and times. The Program draws on courses offered by many academic departments in the University and other colleges within the Five-College system


Considering a B.A. in Religion?

Although UMass does not offer a pre-designed religious studies major, it is still possible to major in religion. The Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) program is a great way to declare and design your own major. For more information on how to do this, please visit their website


Resources for current students and alumni:

Academic Works: the UMass Amherst Scholarship system

UMass Handshakecareer network and recruiting platform for college students

Connect UMass: UMass Amherst Alumni Association