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  Sep 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Religion Major


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The religion major is designed for students seeking a strong background in biblical, theological, and religious studies as preparation for various professions, including Christian ministry, and for graduate education. A departmental interim course may be included as an elective course. As part of the departmental writing program, majors must take one departmental course (excluding REL 121, REL 131, REL 357, REL 396) prior to their senior year as writing enriched. This course will include additional writing, a revision component, intensive evaluation, and will prepare the student for REL 396. Students considering seminary or graduate school should consult their advisor about a recommended language cognate. Admittance to the major program requires completion of a core course with a minimum grade of C (2.0).

Program Requirements


Additional Courses


  • Three 300 level electives (excluding REL 396 and the course used to fulfill the religious studies requirement)
  • One additional elective in religion (excluding REL 121  & REL 131  )
  • REL 396 - Religion Seminar
  • Completion of one course as “writing enriched” prior to senior year

Total Semester Hours: 30


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