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Curriculum

The Religious Studies Major

See the Registrar's complete listing for the Religious Studies Major.

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level .

Requirements

Students in this program must also complete additional General Education requirements in several categories established by the College of Arts and Sciences for its programs.  These additional requirements are described in the university catalog.  Courses meeting the additional College requirements are in the university catalog.  The College requires four writing intensive courses as described in the university catalog.

Major Requirements

  • Minimum 27 semester hours in Religious Studies above the 100 level.
    1. REL 298, Thinking About Religion, 3 s.h.
    2. One course from each of the following categories for a total of nine (9) s.h.
      Western Traditions: REL 209, 210, 212, 215, 217, 229, 231, 232, 240, 301, 303, 305, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 325, 326, 327, 328, 330, 332, 340, 341, 382, 383
      Non-Western Traditions: REL 218, 220, 221, 223, 225, 226, 254, 317, 366, 367, 368
      Cultural & Theoretical Studies: REL 207, 248, 251, 252, 253, 258, 259, 315, 318, 323, 324, 333, 355, 356, 365, 503 
    3. Four additional electives in Religious Studies above the 100 level for twelve (12) s.h.
    4. Senior Seminar:  REL 410 (3 s.h. credit)
  • Electives: Electives sufficient to complete the 122-semester hours required for degree.

The Religious Studies Double Major

See the Registrar's complete listing for the Religious Studies Double Major.

Requirements for the Religious Studies double-major are the same as for the major.

The Religious Studies Minor

See the Registrar's complete listing for the Religious Studies Minor.

The Religious Studies Minor complements majors in a variety of fields in the humanities and social sciences; for others, it provides a way to focus various disciplines in the humanities on a profoundly significant part of cultures around the world. The minor consists of 18 semester hours including two courses in Traditions and Historical Studies and Cultural and Theoretical Studies.