Major in Religion

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The B.A. in Religion requires 32 credit hours.

Of these:

  • At least 12 credit hours will be 300-level courses.
  • At least 8 credit hours will be housed in each of the two lines: Christian Traditions (RC) and Global Religious Traditions (RG)
  • 8 credit hours will be fulfilled through RELI 498: Research in Religion and RELI 499: Capstone Seminar.
  • Transfer students must take at least 20 hours of Religion coursework at PLU

The Bachelor of Arts degree in religion allows for flexibility: consult with the department chair to consider the best plan of study for you.

Religion Major Fact Sheet

Minor in Religion

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The minor requires 16 semester hours.

Of these:

  • Eight hours will be taken in the RC line, and eight in the RG line.
  • Four hours must be 300-level or higher.
  • Transfer students must take at least eight hours at PLU.

Courses taken to satisfy the General Education Requirement in religion (eight hours) may be applied toward the major and minor.

What Does ``RC`` and ``RG`` Mean?

  1. Christian Traditions (RC) courses examine diverse forms of Christianity within their historical, cultural and political contexts.
  2. Global Religious Traditions (RG) highlights PLU’s commitment to local-global education through analysis of diverse religions, both here and abroad.

The Religion Capstone

RELI 498 is the prerequisite to the capstone, where majors are introduced to the methods of research. In RELI 499, capstone students develop a substantial intellectual project and present their work publicly.

Courses in Religion

To see a complete, and updated, listing of courses from the Department of Religion, please consult the religion section of the PLU Course Catalog.

If you would like to see times, locations, and instructors for specific courses, please consult our the Course Schedule.