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
Select a minimum of 18 elective credit hours in REL courses 118
REL 499Method and Theory in the Study of Religion3
Additional Required Courses
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 130Introductory Calculus3
UMX 100The University Of Miami Experience0
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Language Requirement3-9
Minor or Additional Major Requirement15
Total Credit Hours120-126
  • 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.
  • For a list of Religious Studies courses see this page.
  • Minimum of 12 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above
  • Writing credit (W) in at least one course in the department

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


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.

Suggested Plan of Study

This plan of study includes

  • A Secondary Major in Public Health
  • Cognates in Understanding Business and Earth Stars Wind and Water
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 130 Introductory Calculus 3
REL 101 Introduction to Religion 3
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
Elective 3
Language Course 3
 Credit Hours15
APY 101 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
REL 121 Introduction to the New Testament 3
REL 151 Religion and Moral Choices 3
Language Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
BIL 150 General Biology 4
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
BUS 200 Introduction To Business 3
BPH 206 Introduction to Public Health 3
POL 200 Introduction to World Politics 3
Language Course 3
 Credit Hours17
BPH 208 Introductory Epidemiology 3
BPH 310 Global Health 3
CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
GSC 106 Geological Influences on Society 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
BPH 309 Health and Environment 3
FIN 300 Fundamentals of Finance for Non-Finance Majors 3
PHY 110 Descriptive Astronomy 3
REL 335 American Religion in Modern Film 3
 Credit Hours12
BPH 321 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3
MSC 220 Climate and Global Change 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology 3
REL 371 Islam And Gender 3
REL 384 Karma 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
BPH 352 Biological Principles of Public Health 3
BPH 322 Introduction to Health Policy 3
PSY 260 Personality Psychology 3
REL 351 Death and Dying 3
REL 499 Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 3
 Credit Hours15
BPH 465 Public Health Statistics and Data Management 3
BPH 490 Field Practicum in Community Health 3
GEG 241 Health & Medical Geography 3
PSY 240 Abnormal Psychology 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours18
 Total Credit Hours123