The Academic Bulletin and the requirements for a major or minor in Religious Studies or Religion and Health Care have changed over the past years to sync with the new Cognate system while also ensuring that students gain a well-rounded appreciation of the field of study. To view the requirements that are specific to you, you should select the link that corresponds to your bulletin year. Your Bulletin Year is the same as the academic year you entered The University of Miami. For example, if your first semester at UM was Fall 2012 or Spring 2013, you entered during the 2012-2013 academic year. Please choose the correct Bulletin Year so you follow the appropriate academic requirements.


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2015-2016

Religious Studies Major

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.

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

To satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences writing requirement in the discipline, students majoring in Religious Studies should take one W class in REL.
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.

Religion and Health Care Major

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.

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 four Religion and Health Care courses

12 credit hours

Select 6 elective credits

6 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

 

REL 499

Method and Theory in the Study of Religion

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours

24

To satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences writing requirement in the discipline, students majoring in Religion and Health Care should take one W class in REL.
To ensure that majors devise a coherent plan of study, the department requires consultation with the department undergraduate advisor.

Transfer students who major in Religion and Health Care must complete at least 12 credit hours in department offered courses numbered 300 or above in residence at the Coral Gables campus.

Religious Studies Minor

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

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 9 elective credits

9 credit hours

Select a minimum of 6 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above

 

Total Credit Hours

12

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

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.

Religion and Health Care Minor

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.

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 two Religion and Health Care courses

6 credit hours

Select one elective course

3 credit hours

Select a minimum of 6 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above

 

Total Credit Hours

12

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.

 

2014-2015

Religious Studies Major

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.

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 3 credit hours in each of the following:

 

  1. Religious Texts

3 credit hours

  1. Historical Traditions

3 credit hours

  1. Contemporary Issues

3 credit hours

Select a minimum of 9 elective credit hours in REL courses

9 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

To satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences writing requirement in the discipline, students majoring in Religious Studies should take one W class in REL.
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.

Religion and Health Care Major

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.

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 four Religion and Health Care courses

12 credit hours

Select a minimum of 3 credit hours in each of the following:

 
  1. Religious Texts

3 credit hours

  1. Historical Traditions

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

 

REL 499

Method and Theory in the Study of Religion

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours

24

To satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences writing requirement in the discipline, students majoring in Religion and Health Care should take one W class in REL.
To ensure that majors devise a coherent plan of study, the department requires consultation with the department undergraduate advisor.

Transfer students who major in Religion and Health Care must complete at least 12 credit hours in department offered courses numbered 300 or above in residence at the Coral Gables campus.

Religious Studies Minor

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

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 3 credit hours in two of the three following:

6 credit hours

  1. Religious Texts

 

  1. Historical Traditions

 

  1. Contemporary Issues

 

REL 499               Method and Theory in the Study of Religion

3 credit hours

Select a minimum of 6 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above

 

Total Credit Hours

12

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

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.

Religion and Health Care Minor

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.

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 two Religion and Health Care courses

6 credit hours

Select a minimum of 3 credits in one of the three following:

3 credit hours

  1. Religious Texts

 

  1. Historical Traditions

 

  1. REL 499 Majors/Minors Seminar

 

Select a minimum of 6 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above

 

Total Credit Hours

12

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.

 

2013-2014

Religious Studies Major

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.

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 3 credit hours in each of the following:

 

  1. Religious Texts

3 credit hours

  1. Historical Traditions

3 credit hours

  1. Contemporary Issues

3 credit hours

Select a minimum of 9 elective credit hours in REL courses

9 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

To satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences writing requirement in the discipline, students majoring in Religious Studies should take one W class in REL.
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.

Religion and Health Care Major

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.

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 four Religion and Health Care courses

12 credit hours

Select a minimum of 3 credit hours in each of the following:

 
  1. Religious Texts

3 credit hours

  1. Historical Traditions

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

 

REL 499

Method and Theory in the Study of Religion

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours

24

To satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences writing requirement in the discipline, students majoring in Religion and Health Care should take one W class in REL.
To ensure that majors devise a coherent plan of study, the department requires consultation with the department undergraduate advisor.

Transfer students who major in Religion and Health Care must complete at least 12 credit hours in department offered courses numbered 300 or above in residence at the Coral Gables campus.

Religious Studies Minor

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

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 3 credit hours in two of the three following:

6 credit hours

  1. Religious Texts

 

  1. Historical Traditions

 

  1. Contemporary Issues

 

Select a minimum of 3 elective credits

3 credit hours

Select a minimum of 6 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above

 

Total Credit Hours

12

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

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.

Religion and Health Care Minor

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.

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 two Religion and Health Care courses

6 credit hours

Select a minimum of 3 credits in one of the three following:

3 credit hours

  1. Religious Texts

 

  1. Historical Traditions

 

  1. REL 499 Majors/Minors Seminar

 

Select a minimum of 6 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above

 

Total Credit Hours

12

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.

 

2012-2013

Religious Studies Major

A major in Religious Studies leading toward the B.A. degree requires 30 credit hours in Religious Studies, passed with a grade of C- or higher, and a GPA in the major of 2.0.

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 each of the following:

 

  1. Religious Texts

6 creidt hours

  1. Historical Traditions

6 credit hours

  1. Contemporary Issues

6 credit hours

Select a minimum of 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 15 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above

 

Writing credit (W) in at least one course in the department

 

Total Credit Hours

30

To satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences writing requirement in the discipline, students majoring in Religious Studies should take one W class in REL.
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.

Religion and Health Care Major

A major in Religion and Health Care leading toward the B.A. degree requires 30 credit hours in Religious Studies, passed with a grade of C- or higher, and a GPA in the major of 2.0.

Select five Religion and Health Care courses

15 credit hours

Select a minimum of 3 credit hours in each of the following:

 
  1. Religious Texts

3 credit hours

  1. Historical Traditions

3 credit hours

Select 6 elective credit hours

6 credit hours

Select a minimum of 15 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above

 

Writing credit (W) in at least one course in the department

 

REL 499

Method and Theory in the Study of Religion

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours

30

To satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences writing requirement in the discipline, students majoring in Religion and Health Care should take one W class in REL.
To ensure that majors devise a coherent plan of study, the department requires consultation with the department undergraduate advisor.

Transfer students who major in Religion and Health Care must complete at least 12 credit hours in department offered courses numbered 300 or above in residence at the Coral Gables campus.

Religious Studies Minor

An undergraduate minor requires 15 credit hours, passed with a grade of C- or higher, and a GPA in the minor of 2.0.

REL 101

Introduction to Religion

3 credit hours

Select a minimum of 3 credit hours in two of the three following:

6 credit hours

  1. Religious Texts

 

  1. Historical Traditions

 

  1. Contemporary Issues

 

Select a minimum of 6 elective credits

6 credit hours

Select a minimum of 6 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above

 

Total Credit Hours

15

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

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.

Religion and Health Care Minor

An undergraduate minor in Religion and Health Care requires 15 credit hours, passed with a grade of C- or higher, and a GPA in the minor of 2.0.

REL 101

Introduction to Religion

3 credit hours

Select two Religion and Health Care courses

6 credit hours

Select a minimum of 3 credits in two of the three following:

6 credit hours

  1. Religious Texts

 

  1. Historical Traditions

 

  1. Contemporary Issues

 

Select a minimum of 6 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above

 

Total Credit Hours

15

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.