Course Requirements

Students must take a total of fourteen courses, at least seven of which must be at the 300-level.

A.   Core:  Two courses
B.   Foundations:  One course
C.   Approaches to the Study of Religion:  One course
D.   Area Studies:  Seven courses
E.   Religious Studies Electives:  One course
F.   Allied Fields:  Two courses

A.  Core

B.  Foundations

C.  Approaches to the Study of Religion

D.  Area Studies

Choose seven courses from the following. At least three in one primary area and at least two more in one or more areas different from the primary area. Five of the courses must be at the 300-level.

 Africa and the Diaspora 

 The Americas





E.  Religious Studies Electives

  • One Religious Studies elective

F.  Allied Fields

  • Two Allied Fields courses, approved by advisor or Chair. 

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.