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Religious Studies

Religious Studies Programs and Requirements

Religious Studies Major

The major in religious studies consists of a minimum of 39 credit-hours in the department, six of which may be fulfilled by the core requirements in religious studies. In consultation with a departmental adviser and with the final approval of the department, majors will formulate a program of studies that best suits their educational and career objectives.

The department strongly encourages students who major in religious studies to develop a significant body of complementary work, perhaps leading to a second major or a minor program of study in another academic area of the University.

Religious Studies Minor

The minor in religious studies consists of 18 credit-hours, six of which may be fulfilled by the core requirements in religious studies. Minors may fulfill the requirements by successfully completing any four or more additional courses from those offered by the department, including one seminar.

Catholic Studies Minor

The minor in Catholic studies consists of 18 credit-hours, six of which will fulfill the core requirements in religious studies. The program of study is designed to include three required courses from the following:

RELST 210

Roman Catholic Tradition and

RELST 256

American Catholic Experience

RELST 278

History of Christian Thought or

RELST 279

Reformation

The department also requires two courses from either:

RELST 262

Christian Theology: God

RELST 263

Christian Theology: Christ

RELST 260

Christian Theology: Church

One elective course completes the program. This elective may be one 3 credit-hour course from the offerings of the Religious Studies Department, including three 1-credit hour seminars.