The University offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Religious Studies. The program emphasizes historical and textual studies of Judaism, Christianity (primarily Western Christianity), Islam and Asian religions, with work on the philosophy of religion and religion in America forming important parts of the program. A growing area of interest is the material culture of religion. The areas of religion in literature and the sociology of religion are also taught within and outside the department.
The major department served by the collection is the Religious Studies Department, which also coordinates the Religious Studies Graduate Group. Faculty in Ancient and Middle East Studies, History, the various literature departments, Sociology, as well art and music historians and anthropologists all study and teach materials dealing with religion. While the department is relatively small, the number of researchers making use of religious studies materials is not and crosses many departments.