Religious Studies majors must complete 15 hours in electives over and above the designated requirements. No more than 9 hours outside RELST may be counted as electives toward the RELST major). Religious Studies minors must complete 3 hours of electives.

You may select electives through the following means

  • Take additional religious studies courses that are not already counting toward the required 18 credit hours for the major and 15 credit hours for the minor.
  • Consult your departmental advisor to discuss, and receive advance permission for, any elective to be taken outside the department.
  • Propose for consideration some BSU course that demonstrates substantial engagement with themes and issues related to the study of religion. As other departments add new courses and you, our students, become involved in the university, we realize that you may be a good source of information for other viable electives. We welcome your suggestions.