2016-2017 Catalog > Undergraduate Studies > Undergraduate Majors > Religion Major, B.A.
The religion major acquaints students with the world’s major religious traditions and helps students develop a critical understanding of the issues involved in the academic study of religion.
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies recognizes that the fields of philosophy and religious studies, although distinct, nonetheless share many concerns and approaches, and they often address the same issues. Consequently, departmental faculty strongly recommend that students with religion majors and minors avail themselves of opportunities to enroll in philosophy courses.
The major requires a minimum of 30 credits in religion at the 200 level or above, as well as a minimum of 15 credits at the 300-level or above, and must include courses within the following categories:
Note: At least one of the Religious Traditions courses must be REL 304 or PLRL 301
In addition to any religion courses:
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