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  Sep 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Religious Studies, B.A.


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Major Requirements for Religious Studies


Religious Studies
College of Humanities
religious-studies.utah.edu
801-581-8162
 
Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 33

For information about declaring the religious studies major please contact Connie Corbett at c.corbett@utah.edu

 

Graduation Requirements
  • Only course work taken for a letter grade will contribute to major requirements; CR/NC course work will not count

 

  • Only 12 credits from a dual major can count toward Religious Studies and all courses must be classes at the 3000-level or above

 

  • The overall grade-point average (GPA) for courses meeting the above requirements must be at 2.0

 

  • No individual course receiving a grade lower than C- will count for any of the requirements

 

Honors in Religious Studies

Students seeking an HBA in Religious Studies must complete:

Required Religious Studies Courses


Complete 4 courses

  • RELS 3620 - Current Issues in Religious Studies 3 Credit(s)
  • RELS 4001 - Exploring Religious Studies 3 Credit(s)

Religious Studies Electives


A total of 18 credit hours (6 courses) are required for this section from the approved course list (see website).  All electives for this section must be a 3000 level or higher course number. The list will include a selection of courses representing:

  • Textual Inquiry
  • Religion in a Social and Cultural Context
  • Comparative Approaches

Religious Studies Senior Seminar


Complete 1 course(s)

Sample 4-yr Degree Plan


Note: This is just a sample. Log into My Degree Dashboard (in CIS) and meet with your academic advisor to fit a program of study with your academic record.

First Year


Fall Semester


  • General Education - (WR2) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (QA) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (BF) 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree - 1st Semester Language 4 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 13

Spring Semester


  • General Education - (SF) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (AI) 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree - (DV) 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree - 2nd Semester Language 4 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 2 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Second Year


Fall Semester


  • RELS 3620 - Current Issues in Religious Studies 3 Credit(3)
  • General Education - (BF) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (QB) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (FF) 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree - 3rd Semester Language 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester


  • PHIL 3640 - World Religions 3 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (SF/AS) 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree - 4th Semester Language 4 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 6 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 16

Third Year


Fall Semester


  • 3000 Level Electives 6 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (FF) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 6 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester


  • RELS 4001 - Exploring Religious Studies 3 Credits(s)
  • 3000 Level Electives 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 10 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 16

Fourth Year


Fall Semester


  • 4000 Level Electives 6 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree - (CW) 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective Hours 6 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester


  • Bachelor Degree - (IR) 3 Credit(s)
  • Senior Seminar 3 Credit(s)
  • 4000 Level Electives 6 Credit(s)
  • Upper Division General Elective Hour 4 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 16

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