Religions of India


May 14 - June 1, 2016

The Program

For millennia the religions of India, being both diverse and creative, have contributed to a rich cultural tapestry.  This course explores some of this richness primarily in the Ganges River basin in eastern India.  We experience Indian cultural achievements in Hardwar, Leh, Agra’s Taj Mahal, and Delhi. Many visits to local, national, and World Heritage sites sacred to Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and Christians complement course readings, lectures, a test, and an independent study project.

Visit the Religions in India Photo Gallery

Academic Credit and Course Registration

USM students need to register themselves as soon as summer registration is available. Your personalized course registration code will be sent to you via email. Non-USM students will be registered by your program coordinator as soon as summer registration becomes available. Click here for more information on course registration.


REL 499CA (4 hrs)|REL 599CA (4 hrs)


Minimum program eligibility requirements include the completion of at least 28 semester hours with an overall 2.0 GPA  for undergraduates (or consent of program director) and graduate standing for graduate students. All students must be in clear academic standing. Students must also satisfy any additional prerequisites described under the individual course listings. Final authority over enrollment rests with the Director of Study Abroad and the Religions of India Director.


$5,250 undergraduates | $5,450 graduates

Cost includes tuition and fees, flight, housing, mandatory travel insurance, and on-site program transportation.

Financial Aid

The Religions of India Program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, or applicable graduate assistantships.  Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact the Office of Study Abroad.

Application and Payment Deadliness

Completed online application, with $250 deposit, are due by March 4, 2016. Program deposits should be paid to the Office of Study Abroad. Balance of fees, less deposit, should be paid according to the regular summer schedule as outlined by the USM Business Services Office. Click here for more details on the payment process. The withdrawal deadline is March 18, 2016. Apply now, as the program will cap at 10. After this, applicants will be put on a waiting list.

Withdrawal Process and Policy

Program Director Information
Dr. Daniel Capper, Director
Phone: 601.266.4518

Program Coordinator

Celine Ingram
Office of Study Abroad
Make an appointment with Celine