A minimum of 120 semester credits is required for the degree. The student pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Religion will fulfill the general education requirements, including the practical, work education, and ministry-related components. In addition, students will take the specific core, cognate, and emphasis-related courses listed below. Students will complete a minimum of 30 upper-division credits.
Students taking the BA in Religion with a Theology Emphasis are not required to have a separate minor due to the additional requirements of the pre-seminary track. Students taking the BA in Religion with a Religious Studies Emphasis must choose one or more minors offered by Weimar Institute in order to complete their degree.
Both the Theology Emphasis and the Religious Studies Emphasis of the BA in Religion include the 9 credits of Religion classes which are part of the General Education requirement for all students. In addition, Religion majors must take RELP 308, Biblical Preaching and Homiletics, to satisfy the speech portion of the General Education Requirement. Students in this program would also need to take the 49 credits of other classes that are listed as General Education requirements, along with sufficient electives to amount to the 120 total credits needed for graduation.
For further information, please see the Academic Bulletin.