Students majoring in Religion Studies will be expected to develop broad expertise, reflecting the geographical and typological diversity that characterizes the religions of the world. Students will distribute courses among the department’s offerings to include at least three areas of study, distinguished by religious tradition or geography.
A major in Religion Studies consists of nine courses distributed as follows:
Religion Studies Majors may count a maximum of two courses from cognate disciplines with prior department chair approval.
Students majoring in both Religion Studies (REL) and majoring or minoring in Jewish Studies (JST) may double count a maximum of 3 courses in fulfillment of major requirements unless prior approval is obtained from the Religion Studies Chair.