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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.

Religious Studies Course Requirements

  • RES 101 Survey of the Old Testament (3 cr hours)

  • RES 102 Survey of the New Testament (3 cr hours)

  • RES 103 Introduction to the Study of Religion (3 cr hours)

  • RES 150 Introduction to Religious Education (3 cr hours)

  • RES 200 Introduction to World Religions (3 cr hours)

  • RES 211 Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. (3 cr hours)

  • RES 250 Principles of Servant Leadership (3 cr hours)

  • RES 255 Study of Judaism/Islam (3 cr hours)

  • RES 329 Comparative Religions (3 cr hours)

  • RES 345 Life and Teachings of Jesus (3 cr hours)

  • RES 350 Philosophy of Religions (3 cr hours)

  • RES 365 Study of Hinduism and Buddhism (3 cr hours)

  • RES 405 Principles of Pastoral Care (3 cr hours)

  • RES 411 Religious Institution Administration (3 cr hours)

  • RES 499 Capstone/Final Project (3 cr hours)

  • ENG 235 Research and Writing (3 cr hours)


Students must complete all course requirements as well as the general education core. Any elective hours will also be required to reach the 120-hour minimum graduation requirement. Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalog for all course descriptions.

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