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University of Pittsburgh    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jul 25, 2024
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Religious Studies, BA

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Major Requirements

Students pursuing a major in Religious Studies are required to complete 30 credits, detailed as follows.

Thematic courses

Select three courses in one thematic cluster listed below.

Elective courses

Students must take three elective course. One of these courses must be a 1000-level RELGST course of their choice. The other two courses may include an internship, an undergraduate teaching assistantship, or a directed study course. Students must complete a minimum of nine credits in elective courses.

Capstone course

The capstone seminar has a prerequisite of any six RELGST courses.

Distribution courses

Students must take at least one course from each of the following groups. The same course may not fulfill more than one distribution requirement.

Other requirements

Grade requirements: All courses counted toward the major must be taken for a letter grade and completed with a C grade or above. At least five courses and the capstone seminar must be completed on the Oakland campus. Students transferring from other colleges or universities need to consult with the director of undergraduate studies about transferring courses and credits to be applied to the major.

Satisfactory/No Credit option: No more than six credits that count toward the major can be taken on an S/NC basis.

Writing (W) requirement: The capstone seminar fulfills the W-course requirement for this major.

Honors major requirements: Department honors require a GPA of 3.25 or higher in the major and a B+ or above in the capstone seminar.

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