The Religion Department in no longer using waitlists for any courses. The language on StudentLink may not reflect this, but there are no waitlists. If you are unable to secure a spot in a course that you want to take, we recommend checking the Link/MyBU student daily to see if a spot opens. 

 The only students who can reserve spots in Religion courses are our majors and minors, who have already submitted course request forms for the Spring 2024 semester. If you are a current Religion major and/or minor and have concerns about reserving a spot in a course, please reach out to Meredith at

For the undergraduate program:

Department of Religion
College of Arts and Sciences
145 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
Email: (or use our the contact form below)

For the graduate or Ph.D. programs:

Graduate Program in Religion
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
145 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
E-mail: or

Getting to Boston University

Visiting the Department of Religion maps and directions.

Maps and directions are available at the Boston University Information Center.

Other questions

You can find most of the information you need about the Department of Religion on this web site. Please be sure to check the Frequently Asked Questions available in the Undergraduate section of the site. If you still have questions, you can contact the following people.

Do you have a question about…

…graduate programs and admissions?

…undergraduate programs and admissions?

…transferring undergraduate course credits?
Contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Professor Teena Purhoit at

…general questions about the Department, programs, and faculty?
Contact Department Administrator Wendy Czik at

…upcoming events?

For Department of Religion events, contact

For Institute for Philosophy and Religion events, contact David Decosimo at

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