The religion department offers a program of study leading to a B.A. that will prepare students for graduate study or contribute toward whatever vocational plans they may have. Many students pursue a double major in religion and another discipline to enhance opportunities for graduate study or employment.
The religion curriculum provides students an opportunity to become familiar with the history and principal features of the world's major religious traditions as well as some of the significant alternatives to traditional religions. The curriculum also provides students with the critical tools, methods, and insights to deal with religious questions, claims, and aspects of personal and social life. The major in religion draws from five major areas: The traditions, modern and contemporary, textual and literary, regional, and theoretical.
The minor requires 18 semester hours in religion with at least 12 of the semester hours coming from upper-division courses selected in consultation with a faculty adviser in the religion department.