Sep 23, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Theology/Religious Studies, BA


For more information about the Theology department, visit its website.


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology/Religious Studies requires 30 credits in the major (including the two introductory courses). This allows ample room for a second major and/or minor or concentration in many fields. Theology majors must take at least four courses at the 300 or 400 level, including the Theology Capstone Seminar, T/RS 490 . To ensure a well-rounded background in the discipline, each major must take at least one course from each of the categories listed below:  While some courses are eligible to be counted in more than one category, they cannot double count.  Instead, in consultation with their advisor, students should select in which category they wish them to be placed.  Students may also request to customize their course selections in order to pursue specialized interests.


Theology/Religious Studies Curriculum


   Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

                                   
 MAJOR (GE T/RS)   T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible  — T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
 EP FYDT/FYOC  First Year Digital Technology (FYDT)/First Year Oral Communication (FYOC)   3
 GE WRTG-SPCH  WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
 GE PHIL  PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy   3  
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
 GE QUAN  MATH ELECT - Quantitative Reasoning Elective   3
 GE S/BH  S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Elective   3
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT- Free Elective 3  
 GE FSEM  First Year Seminar 1    
    15 15

Second Year

   
 MAJOR  T/RS ELECT - Theology Electives 3 3
 COGNATE  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives 3  
 GE NSCI  NSCI ELECT - Natural Science Electives 3 3
 GE S/BH  S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Elective   3
 GE PHIL  PHIL 210 - Ethics  — ELECT- Philosophy Electives 3 3
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
    15 15

Third Year

   
 MAJOR  T/RS ELECT - Theology Electives 3 6
 COGNATE  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives 9 9
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Electives 3  
    15 15

Fourth Year

   
 MAJOR  T/RS 490 - Theology Capstone Seminar     3
 MAJOR  T/RS ELECT - Theology Electives 6  
 COGNATE  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives 9 9
 GE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Electives   3
                                        15 15
 

Total: 120 Credits

1 The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.