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Required Courses for Undergraduates


Below are the requirements for the Major and Minor in Religion.

Course Listings
Religion Degree Plan Map 2012-13
2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog

Requirements for a Major in Religion

Core Curriculum Prerequisites:

    REL 1310 Introduction to Christian Scripture 3 hours
    REL 1350 Introduction to Christian Heritage 3 hours
Thirty semester hours including the following:
    A. REL 3305 (or 3319) Interpreting the Old Testament (or Interpreting the New Testament) 3 hours
    B. REL 3330 Introduction to Church History 3 hours
    C. REL 3351 (or 3390) Introduction to Christian Theology (or Christian Ethics) 3 hours
    D. REL 3345 Religions of the World 3 hours
    E. REL 4399 Senior Seminar 3 hours

F. Nine semester hours from one of the following concentrations.
One course in the concentration must be taken at the 4000 level.
  • BIBLE
    One course from:
REL 4302, 4305, 4315 3 hours
    Two courses from:
REL 3301, 3303, 3304, 3311, 3312, 3314, 3315,
4302, 4305, 4315
3 hours
  • THEOLOGY AND ETHICS
    One course from:
REL 3351 or 3390 (the course not taken in section
C above)
3 hours
    Two courses from:
REL 3352, 3370, 3394, 4350, 4351,
4352, 4353, 4353, 4354, 4388,
4390, 4393, 4395, 4397
3 hours
  • HISTORY
    One course from:
REL 3338, 3344, 4338 3 hours
    One course from:
REL 4331, 4332, 4333 3 hours
    One course from:
REL 4334, 4335, 4336, 4340 3 hours
  • PRACTICAL STUDIES
    One course from:
REL 4340 3 hours
    Two courses from:
REL 2480, 3381, 3382 3-4 hours
  • WORLD RELIGIONS
    Three courses from:
REL 4342, 4343, 4346, 4348 3 hours

    G. Three semester hours of additional 4000 level religion elective.

    H. Three semester hours of additional any level religion elective.
       
(REL 1310 and 1350 will not apply here.)

    I. A grade of "C" or better in religion courses used for the major.


Requirements for a Minor in Religion

Eighteen semester hours including the following:

    A. REL 1310 and 1350
    B. 9 semester hours of 3000-4000 level religion electives.
    C. 3 semester hours of additional any level religion electives.
        Note: It is strongly recommended that Ministry Students use either REL 2480 or REL 3381 as their
        elective course in the minor.
    D. A grade of "C" or better in religion courses used for this minor.

Updated: August 2012




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