Degrees & Requirements

The Religion Department offers the B.A. degree with a concentration in religion. While certain core courses are required of all religion majors, other course offerings may be selected to meet your interests and needs.

  • Religion-(B.A.)

    RELG 131 Old Testament Survey (3)
    RELG 132 New Testament Survey (3)
    Two courses from: (6)
    RELG 111 World Religions
    RELG 212 Asian Religions
    RELG 213 Comparative Theology: Judaism, Christianity and Islam
    RELG 314 Islam

    RELG 221 Church and World (3)
    RELG 310 History of Christianity (3)
    One course from: (3)
    RELG 431 Advanced Old Testament Studies
    RELG 432 Advanced New Testament Studies
    RELG 433 Paul

    RELG 450 Senior Seminar (1)
    Three additional courses in Religion (9)
    Additional Requirement
    MATH 120 or above (3-4), OR
    STAT 161, 162 or 163

    Majors cannot count both 111 and 200 toward completion of the major.

    The senior project is fulfilled through successful completion of 450, the Senior Seminar, required of all majors in their senior year.

  • Minor in Religion

    A student may minor in religion by completing 131, 132; 111, 212, 213 or 314; 310 and two electives from the department selected in consultation with the department chair.

Other majors, minors, and courses that combine well with a religion concentration are English, historyart, sociology, psychology, music, mass communications, political science, and philosophy. We’ve also had students to double major in religion and math or religion and chemistry!