• 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, 223, 224, 227, 250, 295
Four courses overall in:
Theological Studies Religion 121, 131, 212, 215, 253, 255, 261, 263
Religion and Culture Religion 110, 133, 136, 225, 248, 251, 253
Ethics Religion 165, 210, 211, 240, 245, 250, 246, 296
Internship Religion 288, 386-388
Independent Study Religion 286, 381-399
Honors Rel 400-401
In the senior year:
Senior Seminar Religion 370 (fall semester)
Directed Reading 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.