Religion Major

Religion Majors must take

  • REL 301: Introduction to Religious Studies
  • REL 401: Seminar in Religious Studies are required.
  • 6 upper division courses for a total of 24 units from the Courses of Instruction List.

Total requirement: 32 upper-division religion course units.

Click HERE for the Course Catalogue

Click HERE for details on counting GE courses toward the Religion Major or Minor

Religion Major With Honors

Honors students must achieve a minimum a 3.5 GPA in the major. In addition to completing requirements for the major, candidates for honors must register for 491x Undergraduate Honors Research. Total unit requirement: 36 upper- division religion course units.

Ancient Religion and Classical Languages

Contact Lynn Swartz-Dodd,, or contact the Classics Department, (213) 740-3676.

Religion with Judaic Studies Emphasis

Must complete all requirements for the Religion B.A.  Upper-division courses must include REL 312, JS 321, JS 361, 382, or JS 467. Prerequisite: JS 100 or JS 180. Must complete HEBR 120, HEBR 150 and HEBR 220. Total unit requirement: 36 course units plus language.

General Questions:

Linda Wootton
ACB 130 (825 Bloom Walk, West Tower)
(213) 740-0272

Director of Undergraduate Studies:

James Mchugh
ACB 226

College Advisement Religion Advisor:

Roberto Leni
Request appt. by email:

Judaic Studies Advisor:

Leah Hochman
(213) 765-2113


  • USC Dornsife School of Religion
  • University of Southern California
  • 825 Bloom Walk, ACB 130
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1481