Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies Major (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in religious studies requires a minimum of 30 credit hours in religious studĀ­ies and completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements

See GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Required Religious Studies Courses

RS 150 Religion in the World
RS 250 Jesus the Christ
RS 384 Faith and Human Development
RS 496 Senior Research Project

One course from among:
RS 310 Christianity and Atheism
RS 326 African-American Religious Thought
RS 360 Christian Diversity, Inter-Religious Encounter and Interfaith Understanding

One course from among:
RS 230 Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures
RS 240 Introduction to the Christian Scriptures
RS 241 Christian Scriptures: Synoptic Gospels
RS 242 Christian Scriptures: The Writings of Luke
RS 243 Christian Scriptures: Revelation and the Writings of John

Select courses totaling at least 12 credit hours from the following. At least six credit hours must be at the 300 level or above:
RS 225A   Development of Christianity: Beginnings to   the Reformation
RS 225B    Development of Christianity: Reformation to the Present
RS 226      Black Religion in the Americas
RS 227      Religion in America
RS 228      Catholicism in the United States
RS 230      Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures
RS 240      Introduction to the Christian Scriptures
RS 241      Christian Scriptures: Synoptic Gospels
RS 242      Christian Scriptures: The Writings of Luke
RS 243      Christian Scriptures: Revelation and the Writings of John
RS 291       Independent Study
RS 304      Religion and Film
RS 310      Christianity and Atheism
RS 326      African-American Religious Thought
RS 330      Religion and Science at the Frontiers
RS 360      Christian Diversity, Inter-Religious Encounter and Interfaith Understanding
RS 367      Religion and Politics in the 21st Century
RS 380      Religion and Society
RS 381      Problems in Christian Social Ethics
RS 386      Religious Education and Ministry: Field   Experience
RS 395      Directed Study
RS 491      Independent Study

C. Minor

D. Electives

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