Aug 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religious Studies, B.A.

(120 units)

Students interested in this program should apply to the department chair.


The Religious Studies major is organized into four areas of study. Religious Texts examines texts from the world's religious traditions and their historical and cultural contexts. Religious Traditions (Group A) includes coursework in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and Religious Traditions (Group B), coursework in Buddhism, the religions of Japan, the religions of South Asia, the religions of Southeast Asia, and indigenous religions. The fourth area of study is Religion in the Contemporary World.

A minimum of 36 units is required as follows:

Core Courses:

Area Courses:

27 units selected from the following four categories, with at least 3 units in each.*

Elective (not an Area Course):


*Courses with a subject focus on religion that are offered by other departments can be articulated into the major, e.g., AFRS 353, AFRS 498 (up to 6 units).

** When the subject matter of a special topics or directed studies course is applicable, the course may be used.