Jun 18, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religion Major (28 hours)

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The Religion Major requires 28 credit hours minimum. There are three tracks within the major. Three courses are common to each track and provide the foundation for the major.


In addition to the three required courses each track has required and elective courses that create a unique learning experience. All tracks may be completed on campus or online.

Track 1: World Religions, Society, and Culture

This track is designed to prepare students for careers in academia, education, government, law, and politics. Students receive training to be culturally competent global citizens. Students receive a grounding in academic study of religion as well as in the teachings, practices, and history of major world religious traditions.


(select no fewer than 11 credit hours of courses from below)

Track 2: Religion, Spirituality, and Health

This track provides students with a cultural understanding of the body, illness, and health; and emphasizes practical tools for addressing religious, spiritual, and cultural diversity. It provides a firm foundation for students interested in understanding religion and the cultural aspects of medicine and healthcare.

Track 3: Religion in America

This track seeks to provide students with an understanding of the diverse religious history of, and issues in, religious practice in the U.S. Students also receive a grounding in the academic study of religion. Students interested in this track will be well prepared for careers in academics, politics, and government in the U.S.


(select no fewer than 5 credit hours of courses from below)

Other requirements:

  • Minimum grade of “C” in all courses counted toward the major or minor
  • At least 1/2 of credit hours counted toward major or minor (14 and 8 credit hours respectively) must be taken in the Comparative Religion department.

Comparative Religion Undergraduate Course List

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