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