On campus, in your local community, and in all corners of the world, people conduct themselves based on their sense of what gives meaning to their lives. Understanding the cultural and historical roots of religious ideas and practices is essential to your ability to navigate the complexities of our global, multicultural society. As an interdisciplinary field of study, religious studies offers you an intensely international experience as well as research and global learning opportunities that open an array of potential career paths. Most importantly, you will be empowered to engage personally, intellectually, and practically with complex and difficult issues that face our local, national, and international communities.