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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religion - BA

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Major (24 cr)

All 24 credits are to be taken from courses listed under Categories I-IV. Both introductory courses (REL 11000 , REL 11100 ) must be taken, followed by at least one course in theoretical studies, at least one course in religious issues, and at least one in religious traditions.

  1. Introduction to the field of religion;
  2. Theoretical studies in religion;
  3. Issues in religion; and
  4. Religious traditions.

    Courses listed under Category V are recommended as electives, but cannot count towards the 24 credits required for the major. 
  5. Related courses.

On becoming a major the student, in consultation with the director, will select one member of the program in Religion staff as his or her major adviser. Each religion major is required to consult with this adviser at least twice a year.

Religion Program Courses

Religious Traditions


To qualify for departmental honors, a student must take either of the following completing either with a grade of B or above and achieving a final GPA in religion major courses of at least 3.5 and a final cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Minor in Religion

The Minor in Religion consists of four courses for a total of 12 credits.


    The following two courses are required:  

  • Also required for the Minor in Religion:

    a)   one course to be chosen from those listed under the category “Religious Traditions”; and

    b)   one course from the category “Issues in Religion” reflecting a theme central to the religious tradition in which the student has chosen to focus, to be selected in consultation with a Religion Program adviser.

     At least one course presented in satisfaction of the minor must be a 300-level course.

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