Students interested in this program should apply to the department chair.
The Religious Studies major is organized into four areas of study. Religious Texts examines texts from the world's religious traditions and their historical and cultural contexts. Religious Traditions (Group A) includes coursework in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and Religious Traditions (Group B), coursework in Buddhism, the religions of Japan, the religions of South Asia, the religions of Southeast Asia, and indigenous religions. The fourth area of study is Religion in the Contemporary World.
A minimum of 36 units is required as follows:
Take 6 units from the following:
Take the following course:
27 units selected from the following four categories, with at least 3 units in each.*
Religious Traditions (Group A):
Religious Traditions (Group B):
Religion in the Contemporary World:
*Courses with a subject focus on religion that are offered by other departments can be articulated into the major (up to 6 units).
**When the subject matter of a special topics or directed studies course is applicable, the course may be used.