A major in religious studies requires a minimum of 28 hours, of which 18 must be in courses above the 100-level. Students must take REL 200 (Approaches to the Study of Religion) and one course from each of three groups as designated below (I: Biblical Studies; II: Religion, History and Society; III: World Religions) and REL 399 (in their senior year). A minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses completed in religious studies at Wake Forest is required for graduation with the major. Up to 9 hours of coursework completed outside the department may be counted toward the major and no more than 6 hours of directed reading may be counted toward the major.
A minor in religious studies requires 15 hours, 9 of which must be above the 100-level and one upper-level course from Group III: World Religions.
If you are interested in talking with someone about a major or minor in religious studies, email Ms. Sheila Lockhart. To declare the major or minor, please fill out the appropriate form below and see Ms. Sheila Lockhart in Wingate 118A.