• A Religion Major is among the most flexible majors for students at Moravian College. Not only are students able to personally design and direct their major in a way that suits their interests, many students find that they can study abroad and or double major quite easily.
  • Religion Majors have gone on to all sorts of meaningful careers. Recent graduates include those who have gone on to graduate study, work in the finance and business world, careers with the disabled, preparation for religious leadership, and many more.

The Major in Religion

Religion Faculty Advisors will work with students to develop an individualized program of study including:
1) exposure to a variety of religious traditions;
2) opportunities for study with all the departmental faculty; and
3) learning and practice of diverse methods of religious study.
 A major in religion consists of nine course units from among the following areas.  No more than four 100-level courses may count toward the major (any exceptions to this will require approval of the Chair).  All majors are required to enroll in Rel 370 and Rel 385 in their senior year (fall and spring sememesters, respectively).  Please see below the requirements regarding areas of study required for the major.    

Three courses overall in:

   Abrahamic Literature

Religion 112, 114, 115, 116, 217, 226

   Historical Studies

Religion 125, 126, 214, 223, 224, 227, 250

Four courses overall in:

   Theological Studies

Religion 121, 131, 212, 215, 255, 261

   Religion and Culture

Religion 110, 133, 136, 225, 248, 251, 253



  Independent Study


Religion 211, 240, 245, 246

Religion 288, 386-388

Religion 286, 381-399

Rel 400-401

In the senior year:

Senior Seminar

Directed Reading

Religion 370 (fall semester)

Religion 385 (spring semester)


The Minor in Religion

The minor in religion consists of Religion 370 plus four course units selected with the approval of an advisor. No more than two 100 level courses may count towards the minor. A student who minors in religion has the option of taking Religion 385. Directed Study in Religion as one of their four courses.