Majors and Minors

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  • B.A. in Religious Studies

    A major in Religious Studies leading toward the B.A. degree requires 24 credit hours in Religious Studies, passed with a grade of C- or higher, and a GPA in the major of 2.0.

    Religious Studies Major Curriculum
    Core Courses
    Select one of the following: 3 credit hours
    REL 101 Introduction to Religion
    REL 102 Problem of God
    REL 103 One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
    REL 105 One Goal: Transforming the Self in Asian Religions
    Select a minimum of 18 elective credit hours in REL courses 18 credit hours
    REL 499 Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 3 credit hours
    Select a minimum of 12 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above
    Writing credit (W) in at least one course in the department
    Total Credit Hours 24 credit hours

    To ensure that majors devise a coherent plan of study, the department requires consultation with the department undergraduate adviser.

    Transfer students who major in Religious Studies must complete at least 12 credits in department offered courses numbered 300 or above in residence at the Coral Gables Campus.


  • B.A. in Religion and Health Care

    A major in Religion and Health Care leading toward the B.A. degree requires 24 credit hours in Religious Studies, passed with a grade of C- or higher, and a GPA in the major of 2.0.

    Religion and Health Care Major Curriculum
    Core Courses
    Select one of the following: 3 credit hours
    REL 101 Introduction to Religion
    REL 102 Problem of God
    REL 103 One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
    REL 105 One Goal: Transforming the Self in Asian Religions
    Religion and Health Care Courses
    Choose 4 of the following: 12 credit hours
    REL 151 Religion and Moral Choices
    REL 161 Religion and Medicine: Health Care as Spiritual Practice
    REL 252 Religion and Human Sexuality
    REL 351 Death and Dying
    REL 352 Religion and Science
    REL 354 Religion and the Problem of Evil
    REL 360 Religion and Bioethics
    REL 364 Spiritual Healing in the Americas from Controversy to Cure
    REL 451 Ethics and Genetics
    CLA 233 Ancient Medicine
    HIS 223 Medicine and Society: From the Ancient World to the 21st Century
    Select a 6 elective credit hours in REL courses 6 credit hours
    REL 499 Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 3 credit hours
    Select a minimum of 12 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above
    Writing credit (W) in at least one course in the department
    Total Credit Hours 24 credit hours

    To ensure that majors devise a coherent plan of study, the department requires consultation with the department undergraduate adviser.

    Transfer students who major in Religious Studies must complete at least 12 credits in department offered courses numbered 300 or above in residence at the Coral Gables Campus.


  • Minor in Religious Studies

    An undergraduate minor in Religious Studies requires 12 credit hours, passed with a grade of C- or higher, and a GPA in the minor of 2.0.

    Religious Studies Minor Curriculum
    Select one of the following: 3 credit hours
    REL 101 Introduction to Religion
    REL 102 Problem of God
    REL 103 One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
    REL 105 One Goal: Transforming the Self in Asian Religions
    Select a minimum of 6 credit hours in courses numbere 300 or above 6 credit hours
    Select one elective course 3 credit hours
    Total Credit Hours 12 credit hours

    To ensure that minors devise a coherent plan of study, the department requires consultation with the department undergraduate advisor. Minors are strongly encouraged to enroll in REL 499: Method and Theory in Religion.

    Transfer students who minor in Religious Studies must complete at least 6 credits in department offered courses numbered 300 or above in residence at the Coral Gables campus.


  • Minor in Religion and Health Care

    An undergraduate minor in Religion and Health Care requires 12 credit hours, passed with a grade of C- or higher, and a GPA in the minor of 2.0.

    Religion and Health Care Minor Curriculum
    Select one of the following: 3 credit hours
    REL 101 Introduction to Religion
    REL 102 Problem of God
    REL 103 One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
    REL 105 One Goal: Transforming the Self in Asian Religions
    Choose 2 of the following: 6 credit hours
    REL 151 Religion and Moral Choices
    REL 161 Religion and Medicine: Health Care as Spiritual Practice
    REL 252 Religion and Human Sexuality
    REL 351 Death and Dying
    REL 352 Religion and Science
    REL 354 Religion and the Problem of Evil
    REL 360 Religion and Bioethics
    REL 364 Spiritual Healing in the Americas from Controversy to Cure
    REL 451 Ethics and Genetics
    CLA 233 Ancient Medicine
    HIS 223 Medicine and Society: From the Ancient World to the 21st Century
    Select one elective course 3 credit hours
    Total Credit Hours 12 credit hours

    To ensure that minors devise a coherent plan of study, the department requires consultation with the department undergraduate advisor. 

    Transfer students who minor in Religion and Health Care must complete at least 6 credits in department offered courses numbered 300 or above in residence at the Coral Gables campus.