Religion B.A.

All students must meet the Degree and University Requirements.

All students must meet the Catamount Core Curriculum Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

30 credits in major courses, including:

Introductory Level. 1 course/3 credits in REL numbered 1000 to 19903
Theories of Religion. 1-2 courses/3-6 credits from the following:3-6
Interpretation of Religion
Religious Literacy
Intermediate Level. 3-4 additional courses/9-12 credits in REL numbered 2000 to 29909-12
Advanced Level. 2 additional courses/6 credits in REL numbered 3000 to 3990 or REL 49906
Open Level. 3 additional credits from the following:3
REL numbered 1000 to 3990
Drugs, Demons, & Dancing
Special Topics
Independent Study
Teaching Assistantship
Undergraduate Research
3 additional credits from the Open Level list or, in consultation with the department chair, in related nondepartmental courses3
REL 2065: Religious Literacy Practicum cannot be counted toward the major.

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two CAS majors.

Courses for the major and/or its pre/co-requisites that are cross-listed in the catalog or schedule of courses under another course prefix may be taken under that other prefix and still count for these requirements.

With the approval of the chair/director, courses that applied to the major in previous years but have since been deactivated may be applied to this year’s major requirements if they are reactivated.

For a Bachelor of Arts degree, no more than 45 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation.

At least half of the credits used to complete major requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.