Major Code: REL
BA degree awarded
35 - 40 hours to complete
11 courses required
For the Declaration of Major Form, contact the department:


The major in Religion requires a minimum of thirty-five hours (eleven courses), one of which may be taken in a cognate discipline. It is important for the student to work closely with an adviser in choosing a course of study, which may include, for example, an emphasis in a particular religious tradition or a thematic emphasis such as religion and conflict, religion and ethics, religion and gender, ritual and performance studies, classical texts and religious thought, or comparative sacred texts.

The major requires:

(1) One Introductory or Survey Course: Religion 100, 150, 211 or 212
(2) Religion 300: Interpreting Religion
(3) Two tradition-specific courses, each in a different religious tradition, with approval of adviser
(4) Six electives, three of which must be 300 level or above, and one may be from a cognate discipline (in consultation with your adviser)
(5) Religion 490W: Senior Symposium

All courses taken towards the major must be taken for a letter grade.