A bachelor's degree with a major in a traditional discipline. The Religious Studies Certificate 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 24 units in Religious Studies:
Courses with a subject focus on religion that are offered by other departments can be articulated into the certificate, e.g., AFRS 353, AFRS 498 (up to 6 units).
* When the subject matter of a special topics course is applicable, the course may be used.