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 (453 KB)