A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences


BA (34-38 hours)

The comprehensive major in religion is provided for those who want a liberal arts degree with a maximum of Biblical and theological studies. This curriculum is generally accepted for entrance into seminary or other graduate institutions and is satisfactory for students going into missionary work that requires a liberal arts degree.

Specific RequirementsCredits
BIBL 355 Biblical Theology I 2
BIBL 356 Biblical Theology II 2
THEL 313 Systematic Theology (required for Wesleyan ordination) 4
THEL 350 Reason and Religious Belief (or PHIL course) 2
THEL 220 History of Christianity (required for Wesleyan ordination) 4
REL 482 Senior Capstone: Seminar in Religion 2
Choose two of the following courses:
REL 221 Hinduism and Buddhism 2
REL 225 Taoism and Confucianism 2
REL 231 Judaism 2
INCL/MISS 360 Introduction to Islamic Foundations 4
REL 222 New Religious Movements I 2
REL 232 New Religious Movements II 2
Total 20 - 22
Bible RequirementsCredits
BIBL 221 Biblical Interpretation (required for Wesleyan ordination) 4
Bible electives 8
Total 12
Choose at least one course from the following:Credits
THEL 210 Theology of Creation 2
THEL 315 Wesleyan Tradition (required for Wesleyan ordination) 4
MISS 222 The Contemporary Church in Missions (required for Wesleyan ordination) 4
THEL 337 Theological Foundation of the Family 4
Total 2 - 4

Students electing the comprehensive major in religion must satisfy all normal integrative studies requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to satisfy integrative studies language requirements by taking one of the Biblical languages (Greek or Hebrew). A curriculum plan for this major is available through the Department of Theology.

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