Major in religion
The religion major is a 10 course major (30 semester hours) designed to give you a strong background in biblical, theological, and religious studies as preparation for various professions, including Christian ministry, and for graduate education.
Admission to the major
To be admitted to the religion major, you must have completed a core religion course with a minimum grade of C (2.0).
Requirements for the major
The following courses are required to graduate with a major in religion:
- One course in Old Testament (211-214)
- One course in New Testament (221-224)
- One course in Systematic Theology (230-237, 251)
- One course in Historical Theology (241-244)
- One course in Religious Studies (250, 255, 352-356)
- Two 300-level electives
- Two additional electives in religion
- Religion Seminar (396)
- A departmental interim course may be used as one of your elective requirements.
- The course used to fulfill the Religious Studies requirement may not also be used as a 300-level elective.
- Religion 121 and 131 may not be used to fulfill your major elective requirement.
The writing program for majors
As part of the departmental writing program, majors must designate one department course (excluding 121, 131, 357, or 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 Religion 396.
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