Religion - A.B.

General Information

Degree & Major: Religion - A.B.
College Name: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Department Name: Religion
Dr. Jodie Lyon
Undergraduate Coordinator
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: The major in religion provides a broad academic study of religion from a humanistic point of view. It covers the principal religions of the world, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shintoism. In addition, it offers courses in African-American religion and native American religion, as well as programs in classical Hebrew and Arabic. Comparative studies are strongly encouraged, the major requiring course work in two or more areas of concentration. The program is located in the College of Arts and Sciences and plays an important role in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. It treats religious studies as an educational matter only, having no doctrinal preference or denomination orientation. Its focus is on the historical, political, sociological, and philosophical aspects of religion.

Career Opportunities: Career opportunities for a major in religion encompass a broad range of professions, including religious ministry, teaching, law, business, government, and law enforcement. In addition, a major in religion provides a sound basis for doing graduate work in many other academic fields.
of Transfer Students:
Transfer students may transfer two upper division courses in religion to apply toward the A.B.
Study Abroad: Study Tour in Xalapa Mexico.
Other Learning Opportunities: Maymester Studies Abroad in Morocco.
Student Organizations: Theta Alpha Kappa Religion Honor Society: Contact Dr. Wayne Coppins, faculty advisor.