World Religions, Certificate

(Code 411-601)

The World Religions Certificate is intended for undergraduates outside of the Religious Studies major/minor who desire to enhance their marketability as potential graduate students and employees, whether their career goal is education, business, health care, psychology, music and the arts, the sciences, or the humanities. The World Religions certificate program offers students a foundational understanding of the beliefs, practices, and cultural impact of the world’s major religious traditions that will enable them to negotiate the complex challenges of life in an increasingly interconnected and globalized world. The impact of religions on world events is undeniable, and students pursuing any disciplinary major can benefit greatly from the learning opportunities offered by this certificate program.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits, including:
Three credits from:3
Introduction to the Religions of the World
Basic Issues in Religion
Religion and Morality
Six credits from Non-Western Concentration courses:6
Buddhism: Past and Present
Hinduism
Chinese and Japanese Religions
Indigenous Religions of the Americas
Six credits from Western Concentration courses:6
Early Christianity
Modern Christianity
Judaism
Islam
Total Credits15

For advising, see Professor Steven Fink (Philosophy and Religious Studies).