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Studying texts within historical contexts

Undergraduate Program

Understanding different religions and cultures

Undergraduate Program

Examining how the past shapes our future

Undergraduate Program

Degree Programs

Pursue a degree or take courses in religion, classics, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, or Latin.

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Explore opportunities in social service, community organizing, teaching, and more.

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Study Abroad

From China to Peru, choose from numerous opportunities for studying abroad.

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Center for Jewish Studies

Promoting research, scholarship, and education in Jewish studies through courses, publications, lectures, fellowships, intellectual collaboration, and more.

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Did you know?

The San Martino Archaeological Field School is a summer program designed to teach students about archaeological field and laboratory methods, geophysical prospection in archaeology, and the archaeology of ancient Italy.

The Undergraduate Religion and Classics Council is a student association designed to promote student and faculty interaction beyond the classroom setting by creating a comfortable atmosphere for discussion and dialogue.

Our alumni graduate prepared for advanced studies as well as careers with non-profits, NGOs, schools, corporations, and governments worldwide.

Feature Story

Student Highlights from Archaeology Field Program in Peru

In the summer of 2019, the University of Rochester collaborated with Stanford University to conduct archaeological investigations at Chavín de Huántar. Rochester students got the opportunity to train in archaeological field and laboratory methods including excavation techniques, field documentation, photogrammetry, artifact identification and processing, database creation, and artifact analysis.

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Of the 30 undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Religion and Classics in fall 2014, 53% were female and 30% were underrepresented minorities.

Alumni Profiles

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Rachel Darken '10
BA in Religion

Meet Rachel Darken and read what motivated her to pursue a degree in religious studies as well as her advice about study abroad.

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