FACULTY Professor Fuller; Associate Professor Getz (chair), Zaborowski; Assistant Professor Oliver.
The primary concern of the program is for the undergraduate student who would elect study in this significant area of human culture and life. A comprehensive and non-sectarian program of studies is provided to meet the special interests and needs of all students. The program is also appropriate for students electing a major in religious studies with the intention of preparing for matriculation for the Master of Arts degree in religious studies (or religion) at another institution.
To major in religious studies a student must:
- complete not less than 24 semester hours in religious studies, including not less than 20 in courses numbered 200 or above; and
- have a grade point average exceeding 2.0 in all religious studies courses numbered 200 or above;
- select a member of the religious studies faculty as an academic advisor in order to plan the choice and sequence of religious studies courses; and
- complete the all-University course requirements and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences course requirements.
Religious studies majors may earn either a B.S. or B.A. degree. Religious studies majors intending to pursue a graduate degree in religious studies, however, are urged to fulfill the B.A. requirements.
To minor in religious studies a student must:
- complete not less than 15 semester hours in religious studies;
- have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all religious studies courses;
- complete the following courses:
- RLS 101 Introduction to Religious Studies
- RLS 331 and RLS 332 Religions of the World
- One of the following: RLS 300 Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, RLS 302 New Testament, RLS 308 Christian Beliefs and Teachings
- An elective.
- select a member of the religious studies faculty as an academic advisor in order to plan a coherent structured course of study developed according to the needs and interests of the student.
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies also offers a minor in ethics. For more information, see Ethics Minor.