2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate 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:

Two RTS electives (6 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. Senior Religious and Theological Studies majors will, under the direction of a member of the department, engage in scholarly research and the development of a major thesis paper. This course is listed as Guided Research Capstone Experience (RTS451 ).

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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