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Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 - Phase II 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 - Phase II

Religion - BA

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The Program in Religion at Hunter College is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive program of religious studies in the City University. It offers over eighty courses, including several courses in aspects of each of the major world religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism) as well as in the traditional religions of Africa, Oceania and the Americas; courses in various methodological approaches to the study of religions; and courses in specific issues (such as faith and disbelief, mysticism, myth and ritual, religious experience, the problem of evil, the meaning of love and sex, and the meaning of death) that are fundamental to all religions.

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: General Education - Effective Fall 2019 . In the case of Religion, the courses that meet CCCR are:

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.

Degree Map for Religion

Degree Map for Religion  

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