Religion Major & Minor Requirements

Religion Major & Minor Requirements

The Religion Major (B.A. in Religion)

The Religion major consists of 36-50 s.h. distributed as follows:

Textual Studies (6 s.h.)

  • REL 2010 | Survey of Hebrew Bible
  • REL 2020 | Survey of the New Testament

Breadth Requirement (6 s.h. - Choose Two)

  • REL 1500 | Eastern Religious Traditions
  • REL 1510 | Western Religions
  • HIS 3050 | Islam and the Islamic World

Church History (6 s.h. - Choose Two)

  • REL 3520 | Modern Religious Thought
  • REL 4050 | Early Christianity
  • REL 4060 | Reformation Europe

Religion Electives (18 s.h. - Choose Six)

  • GRK 1010 | Beginning New Testament Greek
  • GRK 1020 | Beginning New Testament Greek
  • PHI 3010 | History of Western Philosophy
  • PHI 3300 | Philosophy of Religion
  • REL 1030 | Introduction to Religion
  • REL 1050 | Religion in an Age of Science
  • REL 1070 | Religion and Film
  • REL 3010 | The Hebrew Prophets
  • REL 3020 | Jesus and The Gospels
  • REL 3220 | Religious Literature
  • REL 4030 | Reading the Bible
  • REL 4040 | Myth and Culture
  • REL 4850 | Seminar in Religion 
  • REL 4990 | Independent Study in Religion

Foreign Language Requirement: One language through the 2020-level or demonstration of competence.

Breadth requirements and church history courses not used to fill those requirements can be used as electives.


The Religion Minor

15 s.h.: Choose five of the courses listed above, including 6 s.h. of upper-division courses.

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