Catalog 2010-2012

Study of Religion

The Study of Religion major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx), the specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.



  At least 9 hours from the following category:

    Historical and Cultural Studies of Religion: 640:130; 640:132; 640:134; 640:136.....9 hours

  At least 6 hours from each of the following categories:

    Textual and Analytic Studies of Religion: 640:030, 640:110, 640:113/650:113, 640:126, 640:141, 640:142, 640:154, 640:158.....6 hours

    Social and Ethical Studies in Religion: 640:115, 640:138, 640:140, 640:152/650:152, 640:162, 640:165, 640:168, 640:171.....6 hours

Electives in world religions (not more than two from 640:173/650:173/CAP:173, 640:174/650:174, 640:175/650:175, 640:197/650:197, 640:250/650:250).....15 hours

36 hours


Pre-Theological Emphasis

Students preparing for ministry or for graduate professional education in theology at a seminary or divinity school, regardless of major, are advised to consult with the pre-theological advisor, who will help them to know the requirements of individual schools and to plan an undergraduate program appropriately designed for their professional interests.