Religious Studies, BA

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

Religious Studies Major Requirements

Religious Areas
Complete one course from each of the following five religious areas. Note: A course cannot be used to meet the requirement for more than one area.20
Comparative Religion
Introduction to World Religions
Ethics: East and West
Sound, Music, and Religion
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Abrahamic Religions
Ethics in the World’s Religions
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Beyond: Eastern Religions
Mysticism
Cults and Sects
Ancient Mediterranean and African World Traditions
Jewish Religion and Culture
Philosophy of Religion
Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought
Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought
Medieval Western Philosophy
Introduction to World Religions
Understanding the Bible
Sex in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Encountering Islam: Traditions, Debates, and Crosscultural Diversity
Jewish Religion and Culture
Modern Judaism
Adam and Eve and Their Interpreters
Cults and Sects
Asian Traditions
Introduction to World Religions
Ethics in the World’s Religions
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Beyond: Eastern Religions
Indian Religions
Chinese Philosophy and Religion
Chinese Buddhism
Japanese Buddhism
Religion and Culture in Indian Cinema
Asian Religions in the United States
Religion and Politics in South Asia
Religion and Culture
Jewish Religion and Culture
Science Fiction and Film: Moral Dilemmas and Ethical Analysis
Goddesses, Witches, Saints, and Sinners: Women in Western Religions
Sound, Music, and Religion
Apocalypticism in Film
Sex in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Jewish Religion and Culture
The Meaning of Death
Adam and Eve and Their Interpreters
Religion and Culture in Indian Cinema
Religious Texts
Understanding the Bible
Adam and Eve and Their Interpreters
Chinese Buddhism
Japanese Buddhism
Ramayana
Required Course
Complete one of the following:4
Cults and Sects
Asian Religions in the United States
Ramayana
Seminar: Apocalypticism
Topics in Religious Studies
Comparative Religious Ethics
Religious Studies Electives
Complete three courses in the PHIL subject area, two of which must be numbered above 2000:12
Goddesses, Witches, Saints, and Sinners: Women in Western Religions
Introduction to Religion
Introduction to World Religions
Ethics: East and West
Understanding the Bible
The Meaning of Death
Sound, Music, and Religion
Image and Icon in South Asia
Jesus in the Gospels, American Culture, and the Movies
Apocalypticism in Film
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Abrahamic Religions
Sex in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Ethics in the World’s Religions
Jainism
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Beyond: Eastern Religions
Indian Religions
Encountering Islam: Traditions, Debates, and Crosscultural Diversity
Islam, Gender, and Fashion
Jewish Religion and Culture
American Judaism
Modern Judaism
Chinese Philosophy and Religion
Religious Perspectives on Health and Healing
From Vodou and the Rastas to Afro-Islam: African Religions in the Americas
The Problem of Evil in Film
Mysticism
The Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism from the Zohar to Madonna
Exploring the Jewish Diaspora—From Mountain Jews to Crypto-Jews
Biblical Prophets and Their Interpreters
Adam and Eve and Their Interpreters
Interpreting the Bible
Responses to the Holocaust
Chinese Buddhism
Japanese Buddhism
Religion and Culture in Indian Cinema
Religion, Nation, and Identity in Modern Jewish Thought
Religion and Spirituality in the African Diaspora
Cults and Sects
Asian Religions in the United States
Ramayana
Religion and Politics in South Asia
Advanced Biblical Studies: Hebrew Bible
Seminar: Apocalypticism
Seminar: Theories and Methods in Religious Studies
Seminar in Religion
Major Figures in Religious Studies
Topics in Religious Studies
Directed Study
Comparative Religious Ethics

Religious Studies Major Credit Requirement

Complete 36 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 11114PHIL 12754Vacation0Vacation0
PHIL 11204Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHIL 12764Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
Elective4  Elective4
Elective4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHIL 12804Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
Elective4  Elective4
Elective4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
PHIL 12304Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
Elective4   
Elective4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
PHIL 43904PHIL 46064  
Religious studies elective4Religious studies elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 128