Undergraduate Programs

Religious Studies

Students completing the Religious Studies program will be able to identify how significant persons, events, and movements that have influenced both the religious world and the world at large. Students will be able to compare and contrast at least two major world religions and respond to the questions of the definition, origin, significance, and purpose of religion.

Individuals with a B.S. Religious Studies degree will be qualified to seek employment as Community Ministry, Non-Profit Leaders and more.

Martin University offers a B.S. in Religious Studies with a concentration in Christian Ministry.

Potential Careers

  • Life Skills Counselor

  • Community Support

  • Mental Health Aide

  • Gerontology Aide

  • Teaching: preschool, elementary, middle
    and high school

  • Administration in church and religious organizations

  • Historical, Cultural and Philosophical research
    and programs

Course Rotation


  • RES 103 Introduction to the Study of Religion

  • RES 200 Introduction to World Religions

  • RES 350 Philosophy of Religions

  • RES 400 Elective

  • RES 400 Elective

  • CAP 499 Capstone/Final Project


  • RES 150 Introduction to Religious Education

  • RES 211 Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • RES 250 Principles of Servant Leadership

  • RES 300 Sociology of Religions

  • RES 329 Comparative Religions

  • RES 400 Elective

  • RES 300 Elective


  • RES 255 Study of Judaism/Islam

  • RES 365 Study of Hinduism and Buddhism

  • RES 300 Elective

  • MAT 205 Statistical Methods

  • RES 400 Elective

Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies are offered during the semesters displayed above.  Students must be available to take each course in its designated rotation to successfully complete this program.  Refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalog for course narrative.


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Indianapolis, IN 46218

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