World Religions Programs

World Religions Programs

Programs: Major, Minor and CUGS


The study of World Religions acquaints students with some of the world's great intellectual, cultural and religious traditions, equips them with skills in critical thinking, and engages them in reflection on values, ideas and practices crucial to the modern world. Students graduating with a major in these disciplines are well prepared for a variety of careers, as well as for admission to graduate study in World Religions. They also regularly score in the top percentiles on various graduate admission tests, including the Graduate Record Examination, the Law School Admission Test, and the Graduate Management Admission Test.

The department offers a major in World Religions and a minor in Philosophy and World Religions.  We also offer 12 s.h. Certificates of Undergraduate Studies (CUGS) in World Religions, and Asian Philosophy and Religion. 

World Religions Major

World Religions (non-Core) 30 s.h.

World Religions (Core) 30 s.h.

Major in World Religions for students beginning Fall 2021 or later 30 s.h.

Four-Year Semester Planning Guide for BA in World Religions


Minor in World Religions 18 s.h. 

Certificates of Undergraduate Studies (CUGS)

World Religions

Asian Philosophy and Religion

3 + 3 BA/JD Program in Philosophy or World Religions 

3+3 BA/JD in Philosophy or 3+3 BA/JD in World Religions

Additional Information

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