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A temple in Asia

The program in Religious Studies is designed to provide a balanced, nonsectarian, cross-cultural approach leading to a better understanding of the phenomenon of religion in human experience.

It emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach by a) requiring religion-related courses outside Religious Studies, and by b) encouraging the minor or a double major, rather than a single major in Religious Studies.

The program is valuable for those planning careers in religious education, religious journalism, or religious broadcasting. The program also provides an excellent background for graduates planning to enter Catholic, Jewish or Protestant seminaries. Additionally, Religious Studies is a good complement to majors in such fields as Anthropology, English, Fine Arts, History, International Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. Religious Studies is one significant way to integrate course studies within the university curriculum.

B.A. in Religious Studies
The B.A. program in Religious Studies is designed to provide a balanced, nonsectarian, cross-cultural approach leading to a better understanding of the phenomenon of religion in human experience.
Minor in Religious Studies
The requirements for a minor in Religious Studies are 15 credits that must be taken from the Religious Studies offerings, which include certain required courses.
Religious Studies Honors Track
The honors program is open by departmental invitation to Religious Studies majors with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA and a 3.5 GPA in Religious Studies courses.
 
  • Religious Studies Department
  • Sutton Hall, Room 452
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-1360
  • Fax: 724-357-4039
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.