The Religion Major / Minor

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

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2016-17 Undergraduate Catalog

Requirements for a Major in Religion

Core Curriculum Prerequisites:

REL 1310 Introduction to Christian Scriptures 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, 3307, 3308, 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

One course from: REL 4350, 4352, 4353, 4354, 4355, 4388, 4390, 4393, 4395, 4397 3 hours

One additional course from: REL 3352, 3370, 3394, 3397, 4350, 4352, 4353, 4354, 4388, 4390, 4393, 4395, 4397 3 hours
 
HISTORY

One course from: REL 4333, 4335, 4336, 4337, 4338, 4340 3 hours

Two courses from: REL 3331, 3333, 3334, 3338, 3344, 4333, 4335, 4336, 4337, 4338, 4340 3 hours
 
PRACTICAL STUDIES

One course from: REL 4340, 4374 3 hours

Two courses from: REL 2480, 3381, 3382 3-4 hours
 
WORLD RELIGIONS

Three courses from: REL 4342, 4343, 4346, 4347, 4348, 4349 3 hours
   
BIBLICAL AND RELATED LANGUAGES

Two courses from: REL 3309-3310, or 3320-3321 3 hours

One course from: REL 4303, 4304, 4315 (when topic is appropriate) 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:

  1. REL 1310 and 1350
  2. 9 semester hours of 3000-4000 level religion electives.
  3. 3 semester hours of additional any level religion electives.
    Note: REL 2480 is required of ministry scholarship recipients.
    Ministry students are encouraged to choose REL 2480
    (if required for scholarships) or one of the other Practical Studies
    courses as their elective course in the minor.
  4. A grade of "C" or better in religion courses used for the minor.


Updated: March 2016