2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 08, 2022  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religion, B.A.

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Religious studies is a large, interdisciplinary field and the Religion major is designed to be flexible allowing students to meet specific goals while still encouraging breadth and depth in their work. Courses applied to major requirements will be agreed upon in consultation with the department chair and the student’s academic advisor with the design of the major varying to the interests, vocational direction and needs of the student. 

A religion major requires 8 or more courses and must include:

at least four courses numbered 200 or greater studying religious traditions, including at least two courses from each of two religious traditions

three more courses studying religion which may include additional religious traditions courses, comparative courses and/or a single course from another department


an academic journal entry for each course after declaring the major

and, attend the annual department colloquium each spring.

Course Options for First-Year Students

The Religion Department offers a number of interesting ways to get started with your GERs.

NOTE: Any 100 or 200 level course in Religion is appropriate for new students. No previous study or familiarity with the particular topic is expected or needed. Religion Courses are a good entry into the college experience because they allow the opportunity for students to reflect on their own values and those of others while learning the skills of critical thinking and clear verbal and written argument. 


If you are interested in exploring classes within this department, here are some possibilities to consider.

Entry Level Courses (with associated GER)

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