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Our programs include:

  • Undergraduate degrees in Integrative Studies (BA, BS) and Religious Studies (BA, BS, major and minor)
  • Graduate degree in Social Innovation (Professional Master of Arts)
  • Certificate in Intercultural Competence
  • Badge in Intercultural Competence (available to both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students)
  • Degree completion pathways, including our award-winning Accelerated Leadership Program

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Student and Faculty Spotlights

GVSU professor: Space exploration and religion have a long shared history

Deana Weibel, professor of anthropology, and jointly appointed in IRIS, finds herself pondering what soaring toward the heavens meant for all astronauts in the space program.

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IRIS IN THE NEWS

University Partnership Allows Fast-Track Master's Degree

June 07, 2019

A new partnership between GVSU's IRIS and WMU allows students to earn a bachelors and masters degrees in comparative religion in five years.

L'dor V'dor: Jewish Histories of Muskegon awarded Michigan Humanities Council Grant

June 02, 2019

Dr. Marilyn Preston has been awarded a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council to support a collaborative oral history project, focusing on the history of the B'Nai Israel Synagogue.

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