As with most liberal arts degrees, a degree in religion can provide opportunities in many fields. Religion majors learn how to analyze literature from a number of perspectives, to formulate and present both oral and written arguments and to respect opposing points of view. These skills are useful in many careers. More specifically, the study of religion provides an understanding of how current religious traditions and practices have been created not only by spiritual concerns but also by historical, sociological and economic forces. It helps students achieve a sensitive understanding of different cultures and beliefs while better understanding and appreciating their own. For all of these reasons, the religion programs are designed to stand alone or to be taken in conjunction with other majors or minors.
The religion program is a part of the Division of Humanities. The academic study of religion stresses the historical, ethical, spiritual, and cultural bases of a society’s system of beliefs.
REL 213, REL 214, REL 230, and REL 301 or REL 401
Plus 12 hours of Religion electives, and at least nine hours must be 300-400 level REL electives.
Choose Biblical or Comparative Studies, taking at least four electives from the area you choose, at least one from the other area, and two additional REL courses for a total of 7 electives: