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Overview

The religious studies curriculum offers specialties in comparative approaches to religious traditions, ethics, and issues in science and the environment.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Examine yourself and the world in more comprehensive ways.
  • Look at the most fundamental aspects of human reasoning and discourse.
  • Study the religious dimensions of human existence in a non-sectarian manner.
  • Prepare for careers in ministry, social work, medicine, education, or other careers.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Religious Studies Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

15 credits

Minor Requirements

No course can count toward more than one requirement area.

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
REL-100Introduction to World Religions3 credits

Complete 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
REL ELEC -Religious Studies elective coursework3 credits
PHI-201The Good Life3 credits
PHI-210Human Nature and the Scientific World -View3 credits
PHI-351Philosophy of Religion3 credits

Complete 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
REL Upper Division-Upper Division (300- or 400-level) Religion Course3 credits
PHI-351Philosophy of Religion3 credits

Complete 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
REL ELEC -Religious Studies elective coursework3 credits
ATH-249Natives of South America3 credits
HIS-221Chinese Religions3 credits
HIS-242The History of Christianity3 credits
HIS-244Biblical Archaeology1-3 credits
HIS-363The Rise of Christianity: Classical History and Archaeology3 credits
HIS-364The Life of Jesus: History and Archaeology3 credits
HIS-368Jewish History3 credits
HIS-370Jewish History From the Diaspora to 19483 credits
HIS-378Liberation Theology3 credits
HIS-386Religions in Latin American3 credits
MUS-216Music and the Church3 credits
PHI-201The Good Life3 credits
PHI-210Human Nature and the Scientific World -View3 credits
PHI-351Philosophy of Religion3 credits
SOC-304The Sociology of Religion3 credits

Creative Activity

Take 3 credits from the approved Creative Activities courses.

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