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Why Religious Studies?

In religious studies courses, we examine various religious traditions in an effort to understand the people who follow them. The study of religion helps to develop critical thinking skills and helps one understand and appreciate diversity. Critical thinking and the ability to appreciate and work with people from diverse backgrounds are both highly desirable job skills. Whatever your career path, the study of religion makes one a more educated and informed citizen.  

Why Heartland?

There are many reasons to study religious studies at Heartland Community College:

  • Affordable
  • Dedicated, experienced instructors
  • Small class sizes
  • Variety in class times, topics, and formats
  • Supportive environment
  • Transfer credit to ISU and other 4-year institutions

I want to learn more.


Applying to Heartland

Applying early is encouraged, so you can get the classes you need at the times you want. Visit to apply today!