2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 30, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religious and Theological Studies, World Religions Concentration (B.A.)

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Major Requirements

Students majoring in Religious and Theological Studies complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree: 49-51 credits of core courses, 42-47 elective credits, and 30 credits (10 courses) in their major. Requirements include the following:

One non-Christian Tradition course:

Three RTS electives (9 credits).

Demonstrated proficiency in Information Literacy


Students will craft their individual program of study in consultation with the department chair or another advisor from the department. While writing a thesis is not a requirement of the major, the option is available (RTS495 ) to those who are planning to pursue graduate studies or who would otherwise benefit from the experience of undertaking a complex, guided research project

Possible Concentrations

Both majors and minors may, but need not, choose to build their program of study around a particular area by focusing their elective courses in specific ways. The department suggests the following possible concentrations. The student would select four courses (12 credits) from any given area.

Note: At times Special Topics Courses (RTS 399 ) or Independent Study Courses (RTS499 ) may appropriately fall under a particular concentration as well.

World Religions Concentration Requirements:

Select four courses (12 credits) from the following:

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