Degree Requirements

Religion Major, BA

Eight courses including:

REL 200 – Christian Vocation and the Search for Meaning II
or REL 300 – Bible, Christian Theology, and Vocation
REL 210 – Research Methods in Religion
REL 495 – Religion Keystone

Five additional electives

Note: Keystone, especially for majors, should be taken in the junior or senior year. One New Testament Greek course may be applied to the major.

Graduation Skills

The Critical Thinking (CT) graduation skill is embedded throughout the offered courses and is met by completing the major. The graduation skills in Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Speaking (S) and Writing (W) are met by completing the following courses:

QR: GST 200, MAT 145, MAT 146, or PHI 230; or by the QR requirement for a second major

S: REL 302, 386 or consult with advisor for an approved course outside the major

W: REL 495 and one of the following: REL 362, 370, or 481

Transfer students must consult a Religion Department advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.

Religion Minor

Five religion courses including REL 100 and 200. (Advanced transfer students take REL 300 and four electives.) Note for majors and minors: Students are required to have at least a 2.0 GPA in courses counted toward the major or minor. One or two courses in Youth and Family Ministry (YFM) may count toward the Religion major or minor.

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