B. A. in Religion: Students must take four 4 semester hour courses of which at least three must be at the 300 level; participate in the Junior Colloquium on Approaches to Study Religion, two semester hours; and submit a satisfactory senior essay, two semester hours, by the midterm date in the spring semester. Students must take at least three courses in different Western and non- Western tradition under Traditions and Texts and at least three courses (one other than ethics) under Religion and Culture. A cognate course in another department may be counted toward the major with the permission of the Chair.
B. A. in Religion combined with another subject: Since the study of religion is inherently interdisciplinary, the department allows students to design a coherent alternative major consisting of five 4 semester hour courses in Religion, at least three of which must be at the 300 level, and three appropriate 4 semester hour courses in one or more other department. The distribution requirements of the standard major are waived, but the Junior Colloquium on Approaches to the Study of Religion is required. A satisfactory senior essay, two semester hours, must be submitted by the midterm date in the spring semester. Students wishing to pursue this option should consult their adviser and must secure the prior permission of the Chair. Examples of such integrative programs of study include religion and art, religion and literature, religion and history, religion and philosophy, religion and sociology, and religion and politics.
Minor: A minor in religion consists of five 4 semester hour courses including at least two courses in different religious traditions under Traditions and Texts, one course under Religion and Culture at the 300 level.