Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Online courses offered through the Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University are available and many of them satisfy general education and minor requirements.

Required courses


In addition to the three required courses each track has required and elective courses that create a unique learning experience. All tracks may be completed on campus or online.

Track 1: World Religions, Society, and Culture


Electives: (select no fewer than 11 credit hours of courses below)

Track 2: Religion, Spirituality, and Health


Electives: (select no fewer than 6 credit hours of courses from below)

Track 3: Religion in America

Electives: (select no fewer than 5 credit hours of courses from below)

Other requirements:

  • Minimum grade of “C” in all courses counted toward the major or minor
  • At least 1/2 of credit hours counted toward major or minor (14 and 8 credit hours respectively) must be taken in the Comparative Religion department.