Majors & Minors in Religious Studies


Requirements for the Major in Religious Studies

To complete the major in Religious Studies, a student must complete a total of 36 credits, of which 18 must be at the 300 level or above:

Introductory Course: REL 101 or REL 200, 3 credits.

REL 361, Ways of Understanding Religion
REL 495, Directed Study, 3 credits
REL 499, Senior Portfolio, 1 credit

At least six credits in each of the three categories:

- Global Religions
- Religions: Comparisons and Contrasts
- Religions: Cultural Critique

Students who major in Religious Studies must have one of the Religious Studies faculty as their advisor.

Requirements for the Minor in Religious Studies

A minimum of 18 credits, including REL 101 or REL 200 and 12 additional credits chosen from Religious Studies courses taught by faculty whose primary appointment is in the Department of Religious Studies.