Courses & Transfers

Our courses offer contextualized approaches to religious subject matter, and most originate in other CLA departments, such as history, Asian & Middle Eastern studies, Classical & Near Eastern studies, and anthropology. With over 60 courses cross-listed with our program, students have a wealth of options from which to choose.

Course descriptions in the ClassInfo database provide more in-depth information about courses, expectations, and workload to give you a realistic understanding of what you will experience in each course. Schedule Builder is a tool for students to explore and build their course schedules. 

Spring 2022 RELS Courses

View a comprehensive list of our fall 2021 course offerings along with course descriptions on our Course Gallery (PDF) or view our ClassInfo list, which provides detailed information on all of our courses. The links below open in Schedule Builder.


For fuller descriptions and more in-depth information on courses in the current or upcoming semester, see the ClassInfo database.

Transferring Religious Studies and Theology Courses

Religious studies and theology courses transfer if they are not doctrinal, confessional, or sectarian in nature. Religious studies courses from public institutions transfer without special review; religious studies courses from all other institutions must be reviewed by Religious Studies Program faculty.

To request a review of a course, follow the instructions for transfer credit evaluation.