Religion Major (declared before 2009)
The study of religion is designed to give students insight into the meaning of the
religious dimension of human experience by exposing them to different cultural beliefs
and practices and introducing them to the many methodologies in the comparative
study of religion. Course work in religion introduces students to the various historical
and contemporary expressions of the Judeo-Christian heritage as well as to the diverse
religious traditions of humankind.
Many religion majors pursue graduate work in theology or religious studies. In addition,
the religion major or minor is good preparation for seminary students, providing
them with an academic and cross-cultural approach to religion that is often lacking
in seminary training. It also can be beneficial for those seeking church-related
careers. Students often combine and religion major or minor with a major in another
field that is related to their career choice.
Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Arts with a major in religion. (before Fall 2009)
REL 110 The Sacred Life
REL 140 Encountering World Religions
REL 202 Jewish and Christian Scripture
REL 252 Hinduism
REL 253 Buddhism
and five additional courses in religion, of which at least one must be in 200-level
courses and one in 300-level courses (30 credits).
Note: To be credited for majors or minors in philosophy, cross-listed
courses must be designated as religion courses at registration