The Religion major consists of eight courses and requires both broad exposure to major approaches to studying religion and concentrated study in some aspect of religion. The requirements are organized in five parts:
- General Education courses in religion: Religion 121 [BTS-B] and a course in theological studies [BTS-T].
- Religion 285: What is Religion? (Goes into effect for the class of 2012)
- Study of at least two religious traditions using three different academic approaches: a) Sacred Texts, b) Religion in History and Culture, and c) Religious Thought.
- Intensive studies in religion: At least two Level III courses, at least one of which must be a seminar.
- Elective courses.
Religion majors who are interested in applying for departmental distinction may find more information and an application form here.