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Requirements for the Major with the Christian Traditions Concentration

Religion Courses:

REL 140 Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 150 New Testament
REL 160 Understanding Christianity
REL 170 Basic Introduction to Religion in the World
REL 200 Applied Biblical Interpretation
REL 601 Capstone

Note: Majors enrolled in the All-College Honors Program will substitute courses numbered 660 and higher (totaling at least 4 semester hours) for REL 601.

Plus, two of the following:

REL 141 The Torah: The First Five Books of the Bible
REL 142 Prophetic Literature
REL 143 The End Times: Apocalyptic Literature

Plus, two of the following:

REL 151 Jesus
REL 152 The Synoptic Gospels
REL 153 The Gospel of John
REL 154 Paul and His Letters

Plus, two of the following:

REL 162 Eastern Orthodox Christianity
REL 163 Reformed/Presbyterian Theology and Worship
REL 177 Religion and Society
REL 178 Philosophy of Religion

Plus, one additional religion elective course (See Course Descriptions for a complete list).

Seminary Preparation

Students who plan to attend a seminary should take courses that are broad in scope and provide an appropriate foundation for seminary studies. Therefore, in addition to courses in Christian traditions concentration, students should consider taking GR 101, 102, 201 and 251, as well as courses in one or more of the following disciplines: world religion, philosophy, history, literature, psychology, speech, sociology.


What can you do with a Religion degree?

Imagine yourself an international business executive, a counselor, a lawyer, journalist, teacher, social worker, Peace Corps volunteer, or pastor.