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Religious Studies Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Pathways: Liberal Arts and Humanities, World Cultures and Languages, Behavioral and Social Sciences

Explore the great religions of the world and immerse yourself in fascinating cultures. Religious Studies offers instruction in the history and practice of many world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Near Eastern religious traditions.

Academics

Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 101
    3
  • RELG Basic Course
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 102
    3
  • RELG Intermediate Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Participate in the PRT cram
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Join an intramural team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 203
    3
  • RELG Intermediate Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ECAS Fine Arts Requirement
    3
  • ECAS Global Studies and Diversity Requirement
    3
  • Foreign Language 204
    3
  • RELG 350 Biblical Ethics/Current Issues
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a football game
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Become an Adventure WV student leader

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Take Enhancing Well-being academic course

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Fall
  • RELG Intermediate Course
    3
  • RELG Advanced Course
    3
  • RELG Advanced Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • RELG Advanced Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Take Enhancing Well-being Coaching Class
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Join a club sport team
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • RELG Advanced Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • RELG 482 Interactions in World Religions
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Sign up for graduation
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Join an intramural team
  • Become a level 3 Bystander Trainer
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair

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