Religious Studies is an academic discipline in which students:
As such, Religious Studies is cross-cultural in scope and multi-disciplinary in nature. We do not consider religious beliefs or practices to be right or wrong, but instead seek to understand the ways that religion provides people with meaning in their lives and serves important social functions.
- Study the religious systems of the world (large and small, past and present) in their
socio-historical contexts, and
- Critically examine the phenomenon of religion as it relates to issues of personal meaning and international affairs.
Buddhist Studies Certificate
The Buddhist Studies Certificate program of study draws on Webster University's strengths in religious and international studies to explore the complex social reality of Buddhism in Asia today. We offer students a firsthand opportunity to study the cultural and spiritual roots of their host country, and to investigate the many ways in which contemporary Buddhists engage their changing social world - through grassroots activism, as well as through art, ritual, philosophy, institutional reform, and political debate.
Visit Webster's online course schedules to view our
Religious Studies offerings!
- Visit Online Course Schedules
- For St. Louis courses, click on "St. Louis Area Campuses". For Thailand courses, click on "All Other Campuses"
- Click the appropriate "session" and "year". If searching for Thailand courses, also select the campus "THAI".
- For the "Courses by Type" option, select "Religion"
- Leave all other default settings and select "Enter Data".