***IMPORTANT---RS 102: Religion in Sickness and Health, counts towards the RS Gateway course requirement for RS Major and Certificate students. The UW-Catalog will be updated soon to reflect this.
Religious Studies awards a Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree to students who declare the major upon fulfillment of the major requirements. Students may earn honors in the major by completing additional work.
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Students interested in obtaining a credential in Religious Studies without earning a baccalaureate degree may declare the certificate and complete the certificate requirements. Please note that the 90-credit requirement has been dropped; students may now declare the certificate at any time.
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Ph.D. candidates in other fields may receive an Option A Minor in Religious Studies.
Special Committee Graduate Degrees
Religious Studies does NOT award either an M.A. or a Ph.D. Graduate students admitted to other degree-granting departments may, however, be able to earn a Special Committee Graduate Degree.
For further information, contact Elena Hsu in the Graduate School,
Collaborative Program with Edgewood College
Students at UW-Madison may take courses in the Religious Studies Department at Edgewood College through a collaborative program between the two schools.