Major: A minimum of nine courses, to include the following:

  1. REL 101 and 222;
  2. A minimum of one Bible course, chosen from the following: REL 243, 244, 251, or 252;
  3. Either PHI 203 (Logic and Critical Thinking) or 355 (Philosophy of Religion);
  4. REL 388; and
  5. A minimum of four additional Religion courses, chosen such that both of the following criteria are met: (a) all four courses may not come from a single religious tradition, and (b) at least three of the four must be at the 300 level. Up to two of the following courses, each with substantial religion-related content, may be included in the nine courses required for the major: ANT 210 (Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft), 308 (Ritual, Symbol, and Behavior); ART 265 (Ritual Arts of the African Diaspora), 361 (Saints and She-Devils); CLA 216 (Classical Mythology); ENG 326 (Milton); PHI 301 (Asian Philosophy), 355 (Philosophy of Religion); and SOC 370 (Religion, Spirituality, and Community).

Minor: A minimum of five courses in Religion, to include the following:

  1. REL 222; and
  2. A minimum of four additional Religion courses, chosen such that both of the following criteria are met: (a) all four courses may not come from a single religious tradition, and (b) at least three of the four must be at the 300 level.

Recommended course sequence

A number of our courses require sophomore standing, and our capstone course, Seminar in Perspectives on Religion (REL 388), requires junior standing plus three previous Religion courses. Otherwise, our courses have no prerequisites and students have a great deal of latitude in their course sequence.