May 28, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

Religion - Religious Leadership, BA

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Requirements for the Religious Leadership Major

Foundational Requirements (18 Hours)

Focus Areas (at least 15 Hours)

In addition to completing the track’s core requirements, students must complete at least 15 hours in the following specialization areas. Students may count no more than 3 courses in any one specialization area towards the minimum of 15 hours. Note: Some courses on the list below have prerequisites. Religion majors on the Religious Leadership Track will not receive special exemption from these prerequisites (though they may request exemption like any other student).



Language (At Second-year Level With Reading Relevant to Religion and/or Ministry)

  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Other languages offered at Butler (such as Spanish) as well as others not offered here but which might be taken elsewhere over the summer or through an independent study (such as Hebrew, Arabic, or Sanskrit) may also be counted, if an explanation is provided of how they relate to one’s faith tradition or ministry goals.


Study Abroad:

Coursework or research related to religion or religious leadership in study abroad programs may be counted towards the required Focus Area hours so long as the student goes through the usual process of having study abroad courses approved for transfer by the department chair (and allocated a relevant course number).

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