Undergraduate Programs

students at coffee hour
REL students and faculty gathered for a coffee break

The Department of Religious Studies offers the following programs for undergraduate students:

These programs complement each other as well as the offerings programs at UA. Hence our students often find their REL courses enriching their work in other programs in the university. Majoring and minoring in our programs equips students for a variety of professional futures.


We also offer a departmental honors program for Religious Studies majors. Students develop an undergraduate research project under faculty advisement. Their advanced coursework and independent scholarship culminates in the writing of an honors thesis.

Course Offerings

A list of current, past, and future course offering is available in our course directory.


Visit our advising page for more information about undergraduate advising, declaring a major or minor in religious studies, and more.

More Information

For more information, contact Dr. Richard Newton, Undergraduate Director, at rwnewton@ua.edu.