Requirements for the Major and Minor in Religious Studies

For Majors:

  • Satisfaction of the regular college requirements for the B.A. degree. Students must complete at least 36 hours of Religious Studies course work including the following required courses and projects.
    • RLST 4830 Senior Seminar (taken the last year as an undergraduate after all other requirements have been met). This course will demonstrate for and involve students in an extensive study exemplary of the Academic Study of Religion selected by the faculty person offering the course including a careful consideration of the theoretical dimensions of the work presented in historical context. Student papers culminating the Concentration Area sequence will be presented at the conclusion of this course. Taught Spring Semester annually.
    • Concentration Area: 3 courses (9 hours). With the consultation and approval of an undergraduate advisor, three RLST courses are to be selected so that the courses build competence in a designated area of concentration. 

For Minors:

  • Eighteen (18) credit hours in Religious Studies courses, including at least 6 hours of lower division and 9 hours of upper division work. At least 12 hours must be taken in the Department of Religious Studies.