FAQs

Are there any courses that Religion majors must take?

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

Minimum Grade Requirements:

A grade of “C” or better is required for all courses that count toward the major or minor.

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?

Some courses offered by other depart­ments might count toward the major/minor and the Department of Religion will accept a maximum of two  (combined total of transfer and cognate courses). Cognate courses need to be reviewed by the Undergraduate Director.

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 pdf 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    pdf Handbook for Majors and Minors (452 KB)