Religion Curriculum Requirements

Student discusses Buddhism at an Interfaith event

Degrees Awarded

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Major Requirements

The Religion major consists of 36-50 s.h. distributed as follows:

Textual Studies

  • REL 2010 Survey of New Testament (3 s.h.)
  • REL 2020 Survey of Hebrew Bible (3 s.h.)

Breadth Requirement

Select 2 courses (6 s.h.) from the following:

  • REL 1500 Eastern Religious Traditions (3 s.h.)
  • REL 1510 Western Religions (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3050 Islam and the Islamic World (3 s.h.)

Church History

Select 2 courses (6 s.h.) from the following:

  • REL 3520 Modern Religious Thought (3 s.h.)
  • REL 4050 Early Christianity (3 s.h.)
  • REL 4060 Reformation Europe (3 s.h.)

Religion Electives

Select 6 courses (18 s.h.) from the following:

  • HIS 3050 Islam and the Islamic World (3 s.h.)
  • PHI 3010 History of Western Philosophy (3 s.h.)
  • PHI 3300 Philosophy of Religion (3 s.h.)
  • REL 1030 Introduction to Religion (3 s.h.)
  • REL 1050 Religion in the Age of Science (3 s.h.)
  • REL 1060 Religion and American Culture (3 s.h.)
  • REL 1070 Religion and Film (3 s.h.)
  • REL 1500 Eastern Religious Traditions (3 s.h.)
  • REL 1510 Western Religions (3 s.h.)
  • REL 3010 The Hebrew Prophets (3 s.h.)
  • REL 3020 Jesus and the Gospels (3 s.h.)
  • REL 3220 Religious Literature (3 s.h.)
  • REL 3520 Modern Religious Thought (3 s.h.)
  • REL 4030 Reading the Bible (3 s.h.)
  • REL 4040 Myth and Culture (3 s.h.)
  • REL 4050 Early Christianity (3 s.h.)
  • REL 4060 Reformation Europe (3 s.h.)
  • REL 4850 Seminar in Religion (3 s.h.)
  • REL 4990 Independent Study in Religion (3 s.h.)

Foreign Language Requirement:

Students must either demonstrate competence in a foreign language up to the 2020 level, or take four semesters of foreign language, two of which must be in the same language.


Minor Requirements

The Religion minor consists of 15 s.h. distributed as follows:
  • Choose 5 of the courses listed above (15 s.h.), including 6 s.h. of upper-division courses.