Programs of Study

bratcherinclassRequirements for a Major in the Roberts Department of Religion

A major in Religion consists of a minimum of 27 semester hours, including the following (all courses are three hours unless noted):

  • Two courses from Sacred Texts

REL 110. Why Religion Matters

REL 130. Engaging the Old Testament

REL 150. Engaging the New Testament

REL 170. Beginning with Abraham

  • REL 250. Research and Writing in Religion
  • One course from each of the three groups in Religious Traditions

Group A, Christianity

REL 210. History of Christianity

REL 230. Approaches to Christian Ethics

REL 270. History of Christian Theology

REL 300. Introduction to Christian Theology

REL 302. Biblical Interpretation

REL 305. Old Testament Prophets

REL 310. Jesus

REL 315. Paul

REL 320. New Testament Theology

REL 325. Contemporary Christian Theology

REL 335. Christian Ethics in America

REL 353. Christianity in America

REL 363. Women and Christianity

REL 365. Baptist Traditions

REL 380. Biblical Hebrew (4 credit hours)

REL 384. Seminar on Selected Topics in Religion (with departmental approval)

Group B, Conversations

REL 354. Death and Dying

REL 361. Archaeology and Religion

REL 384. Seminar on Selected Topics in Religion (with departmental approval)

Group C, World Religions

REL 356. Eastern Religions

REL 357. Western Religions

REL 384. Seminar on Selected Topics in Religion (with departmental approval)

  • Both Courses in Integration

REL 385. Junior Colloquium (1 credit hour)

REL 485. Senior Colloquium (2 credit hours)

  • Six additional REL semester credit hours

A major must have a minimum of 15 hours in courses numbered 300 and above.

Requirements for a Minor in the Roberts Department of Religion

15 semester credit hours minimum

Two courses, at least one of which must be at the 100-level, from:

REL 110. Why Religion Matters

REL 130. Engaging the Old Testament

REL 150. Engaging the New Testament

REL 170. Beginning with Abraham

REL 210. History of Christianity

REL 230. Approaches to Christian Ethics

REL 270. History of Christian Theology

Nine additional REL semester credit hours, six of which must be numbered 300 or above.