Sep 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religious Studies, B.A.

The B.A. degree in religious studies is appropriate for a general liberal arts education and for preprofessional training leading to graduate degrees in religious studies, law, theology or other areas of the humanities.

Departmental courses are offered in four areas: philosophical studies of religious ideas and values, historical studies of religious movements and institutions, social-scientific studies of religious beliefs and behavior, and textual studies of religious traditions and scriptures. A well-balanced program of undergraduate study includes courses from each of these four areas. Students planning to undertake Ph.D. work in religious studies are strongly encouraged to take the major with departmental distinction  and to complete 12 credit hours in either French or German.

A total of 30 credit hours are required in the department, and 24 hours must be completed in courses numbered at the 3000 level and above.

Requirements for the Major

Core Courses (9 Credit Hours)

Elective Courses (21 Credit Hours)

Additional RELI courses at the 3000 level and above (15 Credit Hours)

Other RELI courses at any level (6 Credit Hours)

Total: 30 Credit Hours