Jul 16, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 
Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religion - BA

Return to: Religion Program Information 

Major (24 cr)

At least 18 credits are to be taken from Courses in Religion  categories I-IV :

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

    Both introductory courses (REL 11000 , REL 11100 ) must be taken and followed by at least one course in theoretical studies, one in religious issues and one in religious traditions;
  5. Related courses. No more than two courses from this category may be applied toward the major.

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:  

  • 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.