Major & Minor Options

The Religious Studies major and minor offer a wide range of approaches to the study of religion from an academic, interdisciplinary perspective.

Major in Religious Studies

Students majoring in Religious Studies must complete at least 30 units of Religious Studies course work (10 courses) at the 200 level or higher, including the required courses and projects. At least 18 units (6 courses) must be at the 300 level or higher. Religious Studies offers generous double-dipping options for students pursuing double majors and/or dual degrees.

For specific requirements, please see the Degree Requirements page.


Minor in Religious Studies

We offer two minors: Religious Studies and New Testament Language and Literature.

Religious Studies Minor

This minor requires eighteen (18) units of Religious Studies course work (6 courses) at the 200 level or higher, including at least 9 units (3 courses) of upper division work (300 level and higher). For specific requirements, please see the Degree Requirements page.

New Testament Language and Literature Minor

This minor requires twenty (20) units of course work, including at least 9 units of upper-division work (300 level and higher). LEARN MORE ▸▸

Questions about majors and minors? Contact the Religious Studies Undergraduate Advisor for more information.


Ready to Declare?

Thank you for your interest. There are many benefits of majoring in Religious Studies.

Declare a major or minor in one of the following ways:

In Person

Meet in person with the Religious Studies faculty advisor or make an appointment with the College of Humanities Academic Advising Center.

Schedule an Appointment

Online Form

Complete the online Major/Minor declaration form (NetID required). A faculty advisor will follow up to schedule a meeting. If you do not hear from a faculty advisor within a week, please contact the College of Humanities Academic Advising Center.

Declare Major/Minor Online Form

Download Form

Download the Major/Minor declaration form. You can scan and email the completed form to Stephanie Topete at stopetee@email.arizona.edu or deliver it to her at Learning Services Building #203 (1512 E. First Street, Tucson, AZ 85721). A faculty advisor will follow up to schedule a meeting. If you do not hear from a faculty advisor within a week, please contact the College of Humanities Academic Advising Center.

Download Declaration Form