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Requirements

Courses Appropriate to the Major (Area F) (18 hours)

In addition to the above Major requirements, students pursuing the B.A. in Religious Studies must take a portion of their lower division courses in the area of Courses Appropriate to the Major.

1. Required Courses (6)
RelS 2001 Introduction to World Religions (3)
Lang 1002 Elementary Foreign Language II (3)

2. Recommended Courses (6)
Lang 2001 Intermediate Foreign Language I (3)
Lang 2002 Intermediate Foreign Language II (3)

3. Select additional 1000- and 2000-level courses from the core curriculum Area C, D, or E to complete the 18 hours required in Area F. (6-12).

Major Courses (Area G) (24 hours)

The major in Religious Studies is specifically designed to allow individual students to pursue courses of study consistent with their interests and goals. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their major advisor to determine the most appropriate elective courses to take in satisfying Religious Studies degree requirements.

A grade of C or higher is required in all courses applied to the major.

To satisfy the requirements for the B.A. degree with a major in Religious Studies, a student must take a total of 24 semester hours in the field, including the following distribution requirements:

1. Required Courses to fulfill CTW requirement (6 hours)
RelS 3750 Theories and Metodsin Religious Studies (3)
RelS 4750 Seminar in Religious Studies (3)

2. Required Courses (3 hours)
RelS 3270 World Religions (3)

3. Electives (15)
Students must take an additional 15 credit hours in RELS courses at the 3000 and 4000 level to complete the major. Of these 18 hours, up to six may be taken in the following upper-division courses taught outside the Department of Religious Studies: AAS 3080, AH 4000, AH 4010, AH 4020, AH 4200, ARBC 4503, Class 2202, Class 2203, Engl 4000, Folk 3000, Folk 3010, Hist 3510, Hist 3780, Hist 4525, Hist 4530, MES 4530, Phil 3010, Phil 3020, Phil 3030, PolS 4285, Soci 3228, Soci 4360.