For more information about the Major or Minor in Religion, or to discuss declaring the Major or Minor, please contact Professor Richard Layton, the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Degree title: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences

General education: The LAS General Education requirements are set up so students automatically complete the Campus General Education requirements.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

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Areas of Study Include:

Note: Courses chosen to fulfill the primary area of study cannot also be used to fulfill the secondary area of study.

  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religion in America
  • Individually designed area of study approved by departmental advisor

For All Concentrations

Twelve hours of 300- or 400-level courses in your major must be taken on this campus.
A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see your adviser.

Departmental distinction

To be considered for departmental distinction a student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.5. Distinction is granted on the basis of a senior thesis written in the context of REL 493. The level of distinction is based on evaluation of the thesis.

Religion Major and Minor Requirements

Certificate in Interfaith Studies