The undergraduate major and the graduate program provide students with the opportunity to explore mainline religious traditions and marginal or repressed religious currents within multicultural and transnational contexts. Students gain religious literacy while studying the historical, social, cultural, psychological, philosophical, and cognitive dynamics of religion and religious experience. Our areas of concentration include African American Religion, African Religions, Global Christianity, Christianity and Popular Culture, Bible and Beyond, New Testament and Early Christian Studies, Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Psychology and Religion, History of Religion in America, Islam, Buddhist Thought and Contemplative Studies.