Requirements

Graduates may earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Religious Studies.
 

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Religious Studies—RLST (27 hours)

The following:

  • RLST 101 Introducing Religious Studies 3 hours

One of the following:

  • RLST 213 Experiencing God 3 hours 
  • RLST 225 Reading the Hebrew Bible in Jewish and Christian Terms 3 hours 
  • RLST 228 Christian Holiness 3 hours 
  • RLST 232 Introduction to the New Testament 3 hours 
  • RLST 233RM Christian Moral Life I 3 hours
  • RLST 234RM Contemporary Moral Life II 3 hours 
  • RLST 236 Faith in Action 3 hours 
  • RLST 240 Catholic Social Thought 3 hours 
  • RLST 251 The Christian Tradition 3 hours 
  • RLST 261 Catholic Faith and Life 3 hours 
  • RLST 290 Special Topics 3 hours

One course from each of the following areas:

Biblical Studies

  • RLST 304 Historical Jesus: The Quest for Jesus of Nazareth 3 hours 
  • RLST 307 Leviticus and Numbers: Cultural Interpretations 3 hours 
  • RLST 308 Paul and His Times 3 hours

Historical Theology

  • RLST 325 Great Theologians 3 hours 
  • RLST 445 Historical Theology 3 hours

Theory of Theology

  • RLST 370 Aquinas’ Search for God: Faith Meets Philosophy 3 hours 
  • RLST 406 Ways of Doing Theology 3 hours

Systematic Theology

  • RLST 315 Free and Responsible: Grace and the Human Condition 3 hours 
  • RLST 318 Heaven and Hell 3 hours 
  • RLST 355 African-American Theologies 3 hours 
  • RLST 457 Systematic Theology Seminar 3 hours

Ethical Studies

  • RLST 352 Religion and Politics 3 hours 
  • RLST 458 Theological Ethics Seminar 3 hours

Two courses from the following or from any of the major areas above (6 hours):

  • RLST 312 Theologies of Love 3 hours 
  • RLST 314 Reading and Interpreting Hebrew Bible Prophets 3 hours 
  • RLST 321 The Mystics 3 hours 
  • RLST 339 Religion and Literature 3 hours 
  • RLST 351 Religion and Science 3 hours 
  • RLST 362 Becoming Women 3 hours 
  • RLST 380 World Religions and Christianity 3 hours
  • RLST 381 Islam: Beliefs, Practices, and Current Events 3 hours 
  • RLST 390 Special Topics 3 hours 
  • RLST 476 Theology for Ministry I: Theory 3 hours