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Religious Studies

Program Overview

For a truly unlimited subject, where you as a student have the opportunity to continue learning and exploring, consider our program in religious studies.

Our courses in religious studies allow you to focus on a wide variety of world religions — from how they developed to ways in which they are practiced now — and their political, economic, social, and geographical contexts. Not only will you explore the in-depth aspects of individual religions, you may simultaneously discover lateral paths in history, philosophy, theology, anthropology, psychology, and sociology — as well as folklore, literature, and languages.

A truly interesting field, this program is ready for students like you. Make it happen today.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Estrella Mountain Community College?

Making sense of all the pieces and parts that make up a culture is critical to understanding and service to others. EMCC’s Religious Studies encompasses philosophy, anthropology, sociology, psychology, folklore, literature, languages, among many other disciplines. A broad and deep knowledge of the comprehensive worldviews presented by the world’s religions prepares the student well for navigating an increasingly complex world.
Students in the Religious Studies program earn the Associate of Arts, which prepares them for transfer to a four-year program.