Comprehensive Religion Major

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.

minor in Religion is offered for those liberal arts students in other disciplines who desire to broaden their understanding of religious thought.

 Specific Requirements
BIBL 355, 356 Biblical Theology I, II 2, 2
THEL 313 Systematic Theology (required of 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
 And 2 of the following
REL 221 Hinduism and Buddhism 2
REL 225 Confucianism and Taoism 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
 12 hours of Bible12
 BIBL 221 Biblical Interpretation (required for Wesleyan ordination) 4
  Bible Electives 8
 At least 2-4 hours from the following
THEL 210 Theology of Creation
THEL 315 Wesleyan Tradition (required for Wesleyan ordination) 4
MISS 222 The Contemporary Church in Missions (required for Wesleyan ordination) 4
THEL 337 Theological Foundations of the Family 4

Students electing the comprehensive major in religion must satisfy all normal integrative studies requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to satisfy I.S. 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.

Religion Major BA, 42-44 hours

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