BA in Religious Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies is a 36-credit major in which students explore religion in a variety of ways, with an emphasis upon the relevance of historical traditions in contemporary life. Special emphasis is placed upon the role of contemplative practice in the world's great religions, especially Buddhism. All students must take a series of 16 credits that introduce the study of religion and contemplative practice. Students also choose 9 credits from the Religious Traditions courses, which serve as introductory studies of major world religions. The additional 11 credits may be selected from core areas of study: contemporary issues in religion, contemplative practice, and practice intensives.

Declaration of Major

In accordance with university policy, students can declare their major at any time. Because of the nature of this program, it is important to meet with program faculty either before you declare or soon after. Please consult with your Academic Advisor to plan your schedule in the program.