The Religious Studies Department encourages students to explore religious beliefs, practices, and values in their cultural context. In the process, they will learn about their beliefs, practices, and values and how to thrive as part of a pluralistic world. Graduates with a Centenary degree in religious studies work as lawyers, health care providers, counselors, publishers, authors, and many other careers


Major Requirements for B.A. in Religious Studies

Students may complete a major in religious studies with at least eight courses (30 hours):
  • At least two courses from the 200-level that focus on two different religious traditions.
  • At least three courses from the 300-level or above
Rel 002 and Rel 200 Christian Leadership Center Colloquium cannot count towards the Religious Studies Major

Minor Requirements for Religious Studies

Students may elect a minor in religious studies with any five courses from the Department of Religious Studies, including at least two courses from the 300-level or above. Rel 002 and Rel 200 Christian Leadership Center Colloquium cannot count toward the Religious Studies Minor.

Christian Leadership Center (CLC)

Full-time Centenary students interested in exploring religious vocations, professional ministry or considering how their Christian faith impacts their vocation, regardless of major, are invited to apply to the Christian Leadership Center.

Study World Religion

Students discover various world religions

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