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Department of Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies at Loyola University New Orleans, rooted in the Catholic and Jesuit context of education, encourages the academic study of religion in a spirit of free intellectual inquiry. As the 34th congregation of the Society of Jesus states: “To be religious today is to be interreligious.” And so from the very beginning, students are invited to consider their faith in a global context, to deepen their appreciation of themselves in a religious world, and to offer the results of their revelations for the benefit of all. 


We offer a bachelor of arts in religious studies with concentrations in Christianity and World Religions. Learn more about our programs of study »

Believe in Your Work

The methodologies and issues addressed in Religious Studies are relevant to every area of society. Learn more »

Faculty Success

Religious Studies Professor's Essay on Teaching

The January 26, 2015 issue of the American Academy of Religion's Spotlight on Teaching, devoted to teaching about new religious movements, includes Professor Catherine Wessinger's essay "Integrating New Religions Scholarship into Religious Studies Courses." It is available at:

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Student Success

Dr. Robbie Fox Castleman ’85 releases new book about the New Testament

This is her eighth book since graduating from Loyola. She is a professor of theology and the New Testament at John Brown University in Arkansas.

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University Honors Program

The Honors program is open to qualified students of all majors.

Interdisciplinary minors

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