Joint majors are offered in

  • Religion and Anthropology
  • Religion and Classical Civilization
  • Religion and History
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Religion and Sociology

The student choosing a joint major must have two faculty advisers, one from Religion and one from the other department or program. Students may also wish to take advantage of programs in the Departments of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies; African-American Studies; and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies in planning their course of study.

Joint Major in Religion and Anthropology

Requirements For Fall 2013 and After
(These will be your requirements if you declared the joint major Fall 2013 semester or after.)

A minimum of forty-four hours (fourteen courses) as follows:

  • Seventeen hours (five courses): One tradition-specific Religion course with approval of adviser; Religion 300; Religion 490W; Anthropology 202; and Anthropology 201 or 210.
  • Twenty-seven hours (nine courses) from the two departments: Four courses in Religion, two at the 300 level or above; five courses in Anthropology, not including 101. A minimum of a C average in the major is required.

Pre-Fall 2013 Requirements
(These will be your requirements if you declared the joint major BEFORE Fall 2013 semester.)

A minimum of fifty-six hours (fourteen courses) as follows:
  • Twenty hours (five courses): One course selected from Religion 301-320; Religion 300; Religion 490; Anthropology 202; and Anthropology 201 or 210.
  • Thirty-six hours (nine courses) from the two departments: Four courses in Religion, two at the 300 level or higher; five courses in Anthropology, not including 101.

Joint Major in Religion and Classical Civilization

Requirements For Fall 2013 and After
(These will be your requirements if you declared the joint major Fall 2013 semester or after.)

A minimum of forty-four to fifty-six hours (fourteen courses) as follows:

  • Either two 3 or 4 credit hour courses of Greek or Latin, or Classics 102 (4 hours) and 214 (3 hours)
  • Religion 300 (4 hours), Religion 490W (4 hours), and one tradition-specific course with approval of Religion adviser
  • An additional nine 3 or 4 credit hour courses in Religion and Classics, including
    • At least four 3 or 4 credit hour courses in Classics, or which at least two courses must be at the 200 level or highter
    • At least three 3 or 4 credit hour courses in Religion, of which at least two courses must be at the 300 level or higher.

Pre-Fall 2013 Requirements
(These will be your requirements if you declared the joint major BEFORE Fall 2013 semester.)

A minimum of fifty-six hours (fourteen courses) as follows:

  • Sixteen hours (four courses): One course selected from Religion 301-320 (or another tradition-specific course with permission of Religion adviser); Religion 300; two semesters of Greek or Latin, or Classics 102 and 214.
  • Forty hours (ten courses) from the two departments: At least four courses in Religion at the 200 level or higher, including Religion 490; and at least four courses in Classics, with two or more at the 200 level or higher.

Joint Major in Religion and History

Requirements For Fall 2013 and After
(These will be your requirements if you declared the joint major Fall 2013 semester or after.)

A minimum of forty-eight to fifty-six hours (fifteen courses) as follows:

  • Twenty-three hours (seven courses) from Religion: One tradition-specific course (with approval of adviser); Religion 300; Religion 490W; and four additional courses, two at the 300 level or higher.
  • Twenty-five hours (eight courses) from History: Eight courses, at least five of these at the 300 level or above, addressing subject matter common to the two disciplines, and one of which must be a 400-level colloquium (HIST 487, 488 or 489R).

The course list must be approved by an adviser in each department. Majors will write at least one term paper in their junior year and one in their senior year. One of these papers must be written in conjunction with a History course taken by the student, and one in conjunction with a Religion course. These papers will focus on the historical development of religion or religious ideas. Honors in the joint major may be earned by satisfying the honors requirements of either department.

Pre-Fall 2013 Requirements
(These will be your requirements if you declared the joint major BEFORE Fall 2013 semester.)

A minimum of fifty-six hours (fourteen courses) as follows:

  • Twenty-eight hours (seven courses) from Religion: One course selected from Religion 301-320; Religion 300; Religion 490; and four additional courses, two at the 300 level or higher.
  • Twenty-eight hours (seven courses) from History: Six of the seven courses at the 300 level or above, addressing subject matter common to the two disciplines, and one of which must be a 400-level colloquium (HIST 487S, 488S or 489S).

The course list must be approved by an adviser in each department. Majors will write at least one term paper in their junior year and one in their senior year. One of these papers must be written in conjunction with a History course taken by the student, and one in conjunction with a Religion course. These papers will focus on the historical development of religion or religious ideas. Honors in the joint major may be earned by satisfying the honors requirements of either department.

Joint Major in Religion and Philosophy

Requirements For Fall 2013 and After
(These will be your requirements if you declared the joint major Fall 2013 semester or after.)

A minimum of forty-five hours (thirteen courses) as follows:

A. Religion Courses: 19-24 hours (six courses): One course from REL 301-320 (or other tradition-specific course with approval of adviser); Religion 300; Four religion electives with at least two at 200-level or above.

B. Philosophy Courses: 22-24 hours (six courses): Philosophy 110; Two of these three courses: Philosophy 200W, 202W, 204W; Three electives, with at least one at 200 level or above, and including either Philosophy 131 or Philosophy 431.

C.  Philosophy/Religion Senior Seminar (one course): Either Religion 490 (with paper in Philosophy), Philosophy 490 (with paper in Religion) or Phil/Rel 470 (joint seminar in philosophy and religion).

The course work should be organized, in consultation with an adviser, towards the study of a cluster of related subjects, or a specific theme, by the beginning of the senior year, in preparation for the senior (490 or 470) paper requirement. Honors in the joint major in philosophy and religion may be earned by satisfying the honors requirements of either department.

Worksheet for the Joint Philosophy Religion Major For students declaring Fall 2013 and after (PDF opens in new window)

Pre-Fall 2013 Requirements
(These will be your requirements if you declared the joint major BEFORE Fall 2013 semester.)

A minimum of fifty-six hours (fourteen courses) as follows:

  • Sixteen hours (four courses): One course selected from Religion 301–320; Religion 300; Philosophy 250; and either Philosophy 251 or 363.
  • Thirty-six hours (nine courses) from the two departments with at least three courses from each department, including two courses in the religion department at the 300 level or above, and no more than two courses at the 100 level.
  • Philosophy/Religion 470 (joint seminar in philosophy and religion), or (with the permission of the directors of undergraduate studies in both departments) Philosophy 490 or Religion 490 or Philosophy 492R.

The course work of individual students should be organized, in consultation with an adviser, towards the study of a cluster of related subjects, or a specific theme, by the beginning of the senior year. Four hours in directed reading on a chosen topic will be recommended. Honors in the joint major in the Philosophy Department and the Religion Department may be earned by satisfying the honors requirements of either department.

Joint Major in Religion and Sociology

Requirements For Fall 2013 and After
(These will be your requirements if you declared the joint major Fall 2013 semester or after.)

A minimum of forty-eight to fifty-six hours (fourteen courses) as follows:

  • Sixteen hours (five courses): One tradition-specific course in Religion (with approval of adviser); Religion 300; Sociology 201, 214, or 245; and Sociology 355 (or 355W); and QTM 100.
  • Twenty-six hours (eight courses) from the two departments: Three courses in Religion, two at the 300 level or higher; Religion 490W; Four courses in Sociology, including Sociology 333 or Sociology 221; Sociology 457W; and two Sociology courses at the 200 level or higher.
  • Six hours (two courses): Two courses from either or both of the departments, at least one at the 200 level or higher.

The course work of individual students should be organized in consultation with an adviser. Honors in the joint major may be earned by satisfying the honors requirements of either department.

Pre-Fall 2013 Requirements
(These will be your requirements if you declared the joint major BEFORE Fall 2013 semester.)

A minimum of fifty-six hours (fourteen courses) as follows:

  • Sixteen hours (four courses): One course selected from Religion 301-320; Religion 300; Sociology 201, 214, or 245; and Sociology 355 (or 355WR).
  • Thirty-two hours (eight courses) from the two departments: Three courses in Religion, two at the 300 level or higher; Religion 490; Four courses in Sociology, including Sociology 333 or Sociology 221; Sociology 457WR; and two Sociology courses at the 200 level or higher.
  • Eight hours (two courses): Two courses from either or both of the departments, at least one at the 200 level or higher.

The course work of individual students should be organized in consultation with an adviser. Honors in the joint major may be earned by satisfying the honors requirements of either department.