Requirements

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

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

The following:

  • RLST 101 Introducing Religious Studies

One of the following:

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

One course from each of the following areas:

Biblical Studies

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

Historical Theology

  • RLST 325 Great Theologians
  • RLST 445 Historical Theology

Theory of Theology

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

Systematic Theology

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

Ethical Studies

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

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

  • RLST 312 Theologies of Love
  • RLST 314 Reading and Interpreting Hebrew Bible Prophets
  • RLST 339 Religion and Literature
  • RLST 351 Religion and Science
  • RLST 362 Becoming Women
  • RLST 380 World Religions and Christianity
  • RLST 390 Special Topics
  • RLST 476 Theology for Ministry I: Theory