Aug 20, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religion - BA

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Hunter Core Requirement

Several courses within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core [CCCR], Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Hunter Core Requirement .

In the case of Religion, the courses that meet CCCR are:

Course CUNY Common Core Requirement
REL 11000    Individual and Society (H)
REL 11100    Individual and Society (I&S H)
REL 20400    Individual and Society (I&S H)
REL 20500    Individual and Society (I&S H)
REL 20600    Individual and Society (I&S H)
REL 20700    Individual and Society (I&S H)
REL 20800    Individual and Society (I&S H)
REL 20900    Individual and Society (I&S H)
REL 21100   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
REL 25100   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
REL 25200   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
REL 25300   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
REL 25400   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
REL 25500   Individual and Society (I&S H)
REL 25600   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
REL 25700   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
REL 25800   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
REL 27000   Individual and Society (I&S H)

Please note that no more than two courses from any one department will count for the CUNY Common Core Requirement.

Courses Required for the Major (30 credits)

A major in religion consists of 30 credits. A sequence of courses for the major normally includes REL 11000-Nature of Religion , REL 11100-Approaches to Religion , REL 25100-Asian Religions , and REL 25300-Abrahamic Religions   followed by at least one course in theoretical studies and at least one course in religious issues. 

  1. Introduction to the Field of Religion
  2. Theoretical studies in Religion
  3. Issues in Religion
  4. Religious Traditions

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.

IV. Religious Traditions


To be eligible for honors classes a student must have the director’s permission and at least a 3.5 GPA in the major and cumulatively. To qualify for departmental honors, a student must complete one of the honors courses with a grade of B or above, achieving a final GPA in Religion and cumulatively of at least 3.5.

Minor in Religion

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


    The following two courses are required:  

  • REL 11000 - Nature of Religion (W)
  • REL 11100 - Approaches to Religion (W)
  • 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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