Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Religion
Problem of God
One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
One Goal: Transforming the Self in Asian Religions
Religion and Health Care Courses
Choose 4 of the following: 112
Religion and Moral Choices
Religion and Medicine: Health Care as Spiritual Practice
Religion and Human Sexuality
Death and Dying
Religion and Science
Religion and the Problem of Evil
Religion and Bioethics
Ethics and Genetics
Ancient Medicine
Medicine And Society: From The Ancient World To The 21St Century
Select 6 REL Elective Credits6
REL 499Method and Theory in the Study of Religion3
Additional Required Courses
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 108Precalculus Mathematics II3
Language Requirement3-9
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Minor15
Electives51
Total Credit Hours120-126
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  • 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.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above is required.
  • 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.
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 Writing credit (W) in at least one course in the department

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

Suggested Plan of Study

This plan of study includes:

  • A minor in Chemistry
  • Spanish language requirement
  • Cognates: People and Society: Living on a Finite Planet, STEM: Data Structures, Algorithms and Techniques
  • Pre-Med Track
Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
REL 105 One Goal: Transforming the Self in Asian Religions 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
BIL 150 General Biology 4
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
 Credit Hours14
Spring
REL 151 Religion and Moral Choices 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
BIL 161 Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory 1
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
 Credit Hours18
Year Two
Fall
REL 161 Religion and Medicine: Health Care as Spiritual Practice 3
CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
CSC 120 Computer Programming I 4
SPA 203 Advanced Spanish 3
 Credit Hours18
Spring
REL 354 Religion and the Problem of Evil 3
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
ECS 111 Introduction to the Earth's Ecosystem 3
CSC 220 Computer Programming II 4
SPA 310 Topics in Spanish and Spanish American Studies in Translation 3
 Credit Hours17
Year Three
Fall
REL 360 Religion and Bioethics 3
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
CHM 205 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
POL 322 Environmental Politics and Policy 3
PHY 101 College Physics I 4
PHY 106 College Physics Laboratory I 1
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIL 250 Genetics 3
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II (Lecture) 3
CHM 206 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CSC 322 System Programming 3
PHY 102 College Physics II 4
PHY 108 College Physics Laboratory II 1
 Credit Hours15
Year Four
Fall
REL 451 Ethics and Genetics 3
REL 499 Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 3
BMB 401 Biochemistry For The Biomedical Sciences 4
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Credit Hours13
Spring
REL 351 Death and Dying 3
ECS 310 Sustainable Living 3
SOC 384 Medical Sociology 3
SPA 322 Cultural Topics 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours122