Graduate Program

Graduate Program

The Department of Religion is launching a Master’s Degree program and a graduate...

Rutgers Day 2014

Rutgers Day 2014

Rutgers Day 2014

Annual Distinguished Lecture

Annual Distinguished Lecture

Click here for a list of colloquia.

Fall 2014 Undergraduate Courses

Fall 2014 Undergraduate Courses

Fall 2014 Course Offerings

FAQs

Are there any courses that Religion majors must take?

Yes.  Every Religion major must take 840:211, “Religions of the Eastern World,” 840:212, “Religions of the Western World,” and a 400-level seminar.

Is there a grade-point average required for my Religion courses?

Yes.  An average grade of “C” or higher is required for all courses that count toward the major.

How do transfer students know which credits count toward the major/minor?

Bring your transcript to the Department of Religion Office, room 140, Loree.  The department chair may need to review course-related information such as syllabi or papers from the courses; having this material handy will expe­dite the process.

I would like to take a summer course at another college.  How do I know if these credits will count toward the major/minor?

Prior to registering for the course, bring the catalog description and sylla­bus to the Religion Office for approval.

Can I get credit for other courses taken at Rutgers?

Yes.  There are approximately 30 courses offered by 12 other depart­ments that will count toward the major/minor and the Department of Religion will accept a maximum of two  (See Cognate Course List and statement regarding total number of transfer and cognate courses that will be accepted by the department under the sections for “Major and Minor Requirements”).

If a Religion course is cross listed with another department, and I regis­ter under the other department’s course number, will those credits count toward the major/minor?

Yes.  You may register for a cross-listed course with the Department of Re­ligion or the other department offering the course.  Either way, the credits will count toward the major/minor.  (See Cross Listed Courses.)

What can I do with a major in religion?

Our graduates pursue careers in business, education, law, social work, journalism, counseling, medicine, civil service, politics, ministry, and the non-profit sector. Because of the intrinsically interdisciplinary, comparative, and critical nature of Religious Studies, majors in Religion develop strong analytic and writing skills and a robust understanding of global cultures and societies and their histories, which are crucial for success in the 21st-century economy.

Article from the Association of American Colleges & Universities Website:  Liberal Arts Degrees and Their Value in the Employment Market

MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN OUR Handbook for Majors and Minors