Concentrating

Primary Concentration

The Comparative Study of Religion Concentration is open to all undergraduate students currently enrolled in the college - an application to the concentration is not required. Students may choose the honors or non-honors track. Students considering the concentration are encouraged to contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Plans of study follow one of two forms, Option A or Option B.

Joint Concentration

Joint concentrations are possible in two configurations with differing degree requirements. In both cases, students must complete a senior honors thesis.

  1. Religion as the primary field (Option C) - the thesis and oral exam are administered by the Study of Religion.
  2. Religion as the secondary field (Option D) - procedures for undertaking and completing the thesis (including oral exams) are dictated by the primary department.

Previous Religion concentrators have joined with Social Studies, English, History, History of Art and Architecture, Music, Government, and Philosophy, among others.

Religion as a Secondary Field

Religion as a Secondary Field is also open to enrolled students alike, but does not require the writing of an honors thesis. The secondary field does require six courses, two of which are comparative or methodological courses .

Students pursuing a Secondary Field in Religion are also asked to complete a Plan of Study and discuss it with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.