The Major & Minor
We offer a major (12 classes) and minor (7 classes).

As a major, second major, or minor, the Religious Studies program emphasizes the critical examination of global religious philosophies/practices and big ideas across time. Our program stresses active engagement with complexity, experiments in ethical action, clear written expression, and when possible, direct encounters with communities and individuals as an invaluable part of cross-cultural fluency.

These skills prepare students for graduate study across disciplines, as well as diverse vocations in the public and private sector. Read below on career paths; knowledge and skills.

Talk to your advisor or RS professor about substituting study abroad or internships for course requirements.

The UCI Division of Career Pathways Center has great services for RS students and alumni, including general counseling, information about job opportunities, a career library, and workshops on resumé preparation, job search, and interview techniques.