The Religious Studies Program was added to the Department of Philosophy in 1980, followed by the establishment of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in 1997. The department office is located in 102 Coates Hall.
We invite every LSU student to take religious studies courses. We take pride in providing thousands of students with general education credit in the humanities. We also strive to meet the educational needs of students looking to major or minor in Religious Studies. Our ten faculty represent a broad range of academic backgrounds, which means that students will always have something new to study about the history and culture of religion around the world. If you're serious about the role of religion in society - or if you're just curious - then we look forward to seeing you in class!