What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether?
To answer this question at all implies a religion. -Albert Einstein
The major in Religious Studies is a broadly based program of instruction designed to meet the needs of the following three groups of students: first, those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the role of religion in human experience and history; second, those interested in entering a seminary in preparation for a career in the ministry; and third, those planning to continue the academic study of religion at the graduate level in preparation for a career of teaching and research.
The requirements for the major in religious studies consist of the following:
Three (3) additional upper division hours in Religion
Nine (9) additional upper division hours in related courses to be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor and approved by the department
Religious Studies majors desiring to earn departmental honors must successfully complete the college requirements for departmental honors.
Minor programs in Religious Studies are individually designed by the student in consultation with a departmental advisor and subject to departmental approval. A minor will consist of at least 15 hours, 12 of which must be in Religion courses and six of which must be upper division.
An individualized course of study for pre-seminary students, which incorporates suggestions of many graduate theological seminaries regarding undergraduate preparation for seminary, may be designed in cooperation with the Philosophy Department’s pre-seminary advisor.