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Humanities & Religious Studies
A Hidden Gem on Campus!

The Department of Humanities and Religious Studies is an unusual department that combines the study of Humanities and of Religion. We like to think of ourselves as looking at the big picture, studying what it has meant to be alive in different cultures, from the ancient world to the contemporary. The most insightful and compelling answers are found in literature, the visual arts, music, drama, religions, philosophy, and the writing and interpretation of history.

Our students and graduates pursue careers in education, library science, journalism, media and communication, counseling, health professions, the clergy, business, and law enforcement.

Donations made to the HRS department will contribute to student success opportunities that provide resources such as funding for travel, new literature and books, and assistance with graduate school application fees. We are always looking to do more for our students!

“My CSUS HRS degree helped me develop a framework to engage people and culture at a comprehensive level. Religion and more broad social philosophies inform how economies, media, and legal systems develop in any given region, and being aware of and educated in these deep-seated values allows me to interact and cooperate in a more effective and empathetic fashion. A degree in Religious Studies has made it possible for me to approach controversial work in the most objective and humble manner possible, while informing my own personal philosophies. My education has been invaluable in my experience with small business, non-profit, corporate, and graduate work. Go Hornets!" - Keir Wilkinson

Leaderboard
GOLD Challenge
Graduates of the last decade: Show us all why your graduating class reigns supreme! The graduating class with the most donors will unlock $500 to support Alumni Association programming. At check-out, select 'alumni' as your affiliation then input your graduation year for your gift to count.
What year did you graduate from Sacramento State (please type the four digit year)?
Rank Answer Donors
1 2020 19
2 2016 17
3 2013 16
4 2014 16
5 2018 13
6 2017 12
7 2019 12
8 2012 12
9 2011 11
10 2015 11
11 2021 1
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Leaderboard
Dean Sheree Meyer’s and David Meyer’s Department Challenge
THANK YOU to our generous donors for helping support the departments of the College of Arts & Letters! Your support is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to Dean Sheree Meyer and David Meyer ‘13 for providing this $1,000 challenge gift!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $500 School of Music 16
2 $250 Art 16
3 $250 Communication Studies 14
4 Theatre & Dance 5
5 Design 5
6 English 4
7 World Languages & Literatures 3
8 History 3
9 Philosophy 2
10 Humanities & Religious Studies 2
Ended
$1,000
Sac State CARES Fund – University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #1
THANK YOU to our generous for helping us reach our goal of 250 gifts! Your support for the programs and departments is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $1,000 challenge gift!
250 / 250 Gifts
Completed
$500
Sac State CARES Fund – University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #2
THANK YOU to our generous donors for helping us reach our goal of 200 gifts! Your support for the programs and students at Sacramento State is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $500 challenge gift!
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Faculty and Staff - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #1
THANK YOU to our generous Faculty and Staff donors for helping us reach our goal of 75 gifts from Faculty and Staff members! Your support for the programs and departments is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $1,000 challenge gift!
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$500
Faculty and Staff - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #2
THANK YOU to our generous Faculty and Staff donors for helping us reach our goal of 50 gifts from Faculty and Staff members! Your support for the programs and departments is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $500 challenge gift!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
College of Arts & Letters - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge
THANK YOU to our generous donors for helping us reach our goal of 25 gifts! Your support for the College of Arts & Letters is important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to the University Foundation at Sacramento State for providing this $1,000 challenge gift!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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