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 California State University, Fullerton

Welcome to the Department of Comparative Religion

Comparative Religion is the name we use to describe the work of scholars who teach and pursue research about one or more of the religions of the world in a non-sectarian, academic and comparative manner. It is similar to many other liberal arts majors (history, literature, philosophy to name a few) because it gives you the intellectual tools for success in a host of career fields. It is not a dry, cloistered, or indoctrinating study. Here, you will encounter new ways of understanding the world, learn exciting methods of analysis, and develop sophistication in the interpretation of religious texts, beliefs and practices. You will learn to think, write, and speak with clarity and precision, to do research on complex issues, and to listen and relate to others with understanding and respect.

Thank you for visiting our site. You may also be interested in the Comparative Religion section of the university catalog.

Programs offered: 
       B.A. Religious Studies.

Minors in: Religious Studies; Christian StudiesIslamic Studies; Jewish Studies.


Bradley Starr
Professor & Acting Chair
Department of Comparative Religion
P.O. Box 6868
California State University
Fullerton, CA 92834-6868

Department of Comparative Religion Office          Location: University Hall (UH) 313        Department Office: 657-278-2442
Department Fax: 657-278-5820

Why study religion?


New pictures of Rama and Hanuman for Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti.

Bronze Mystical Lord Nataraj Statue

Bronze Saraswati Sculpture Playing the Veena

Dancing Ganesh with Six Arms

Glorious Bronze Vishnu Surrounded by a Fearsome Barded

Bronze Dancing Sarawati Playing the Veena

Radha Dancing to Krishna's Hypnotic Flute

Vishnu and Lakshmi sitting on Ananta the Thousand Headed Serpent