Religious studies seeks to explore the role of religion as an important part of human history. It is designed to improve understanding religion, not to advocate religious belief or any particular religious tradition. Religious studies students examine the major Eastern and Western religions, their founders and leaders, myths and rituals, theologies, creeds and scriptures, and institutional forms, as well as the relationship between religion and literature, the arts, ethics, science, and psychology. Career opportunities available to religious studies graduates include positions such as university, college, community college, secondary school teacher (graduate study and/or teaching credential required); counselor and social worker (graduate study required); religious education director, rabbi, priest, or minister in a church or synagogue setting (graduate study required); religion reporter or editor for newspaper or magazine; textbook editor. The religious studies program is also excellent background for graduate professional programs in such areas as law, business, and foreign service.

CSU Long Beach
Impacted major

PHILO 113,  114

CSU Northridge
PHILO 113

UC Davis
PHILO 113
PHILO 121
A reading knowledge of a foreign language
is highly recommended.

UC Santa Barbara
PHILO 114 or 113

UC Riverside
Art History/Religious Studies
Western Concentration
ART 101, 102
PHILO 113 or  ENGL 128

Comparative Concentration
complete one course from the following
ART 108 and 109 or
ART 101 or 102
and, complete one course from among
PHILO 114 or 113 or ENGL 128

Asian Concentration
ART 108 and 109
PHILO 114 

Religious Studies
PHILO 114
ANTHR 104
Complete one additional UC transferable
course in religious studies


NOTE: AGREEMENTS CONCERNING TRANSFER ARE CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED, THEREFORE, THE STUDENT IS CAUTIONED TO CHECK WITH A COUNSELOR OR THE TRANSFER CENTER FOR CURRENT TRANSFER INFORMATION.

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