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Religious Studies equips students to understand the religious, cultural, and historical contexts that form the contemporary and future world. Students are challenged to contemplate belief-systems in an international landscape, to enrich and value their faith, and to consider how politics, economics, environment, law, foreign affairs, humanitarian programs, and educational institutions are deeply affected and influenced by religion.

double-major that includes Religious Studies compliments any other academic discipline by raising and answering questions of meaning and value as they apply to real life.

Degree Programs

  • For a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, students choose between two sequences of study: Christian Theology or World's Religions.

  • For a sequence in Christian Theology, students complete 30 credit hours of religious studies with the following required course categories: Old Testament, New Testament, Christian History, Theology, Christian Ethics, Research Seminar, Non-Christian Religion course, and three additional elective courses.  See degree plan

  • For a sequence in World's Religions, students must complete 30 credit hours of religious studies with the following required course categories: Old Testament, New Testament, Research Seminar, & one major elective (not in Common Curriculum), and four additional elective courses.  See degree plan

  • Minors are available in both Christian Theology and World's Religions. View minor plan