Religious Studies

Major(s)

Religious Studies (Non-Comprehensive) (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
  1. General Education Program and Requirements

  2. Major Requirements

    1. REL 100(3), 101(3), 102(3), 131(3), 210(3), 580(3)

    2. Complete 15 hours from the following four areas, distributed so that there will be at least six hours in one area and three hours in each of the other three areas. Courses must be chosen to include at least one 500-level course and another course at the 300-level or higher*:

      1. Religions of Asia:  REL 355(3), 357(3), 358(3), 360(3), 540(3)

      2. Biblical Studies: REL 312(3), 319(3), 320(3), 321(3), 323(3), 362(3), 510(3), 570(3)

      3. Religions of Europe and the Middle East: REL 103(1), 330(3), 335(3), 338(3), 340(3), 341(3), 350(3), 550(1-3)

      4. Religion and Culture: REL 200(1), 315(3), 332(3), 344(3), 345(3), 346(3), 347(3), 348(3), 365(3), 370(3), 530(3), 531(3); REL 390(3) or SOC 390(3) or PSY 533(3)

        *Variable content courses (REL 197, 397, 399, 499) may be counted where appropriate with the approval of the advisor and department head.

    3. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of REL 580(3).

  3. Minor Required (or second major)

  4. Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

  5. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Religious Studies (Non-Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Program and Requirements

  2. Major Requirements

    1. REL 100(3), 101(3), 102(3), 131(3), 210(3), 580(3)

    2. Complete 21 hours from the following four areas, distributed so that there will be at least three hours in each of the areas at the 300-level or higher*. Courses must be chosen to include at least one 500-level course:

      1. Religions of Asia: REL 355(3), 357(3), 358(3), 360(3), 540(3)

      2. Biblical Studies: REL 312(3), 319(3), 320(3), 321(3), 323(3), 362(3), 510(3), 570(3)

      3. Religions of Europe and the Middle East: REL 103(1), 330(3), 335(3), 338(3), 340(3), 341(3), 350(3), 550(1-3)

      4. Religion and Culture: REL 200(1), 315(3), 332(3), 344(3), 345(3), 346(3), 347(3), 348(3), 365(3), 370(3), 530(3), 531(3); REL 390(3) or SOC 390(3) or PSY 533(3)

        *Variable content courses (REL 197, 397, 399, 499) may be counted where appropriate with the approval of the advisor and department head.

    3. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of REL 580(3).

  3. Minor Required (or second major)

  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Minor(s)

Religious Studies

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Social Work
  1. REL 100(3); REL 101(3) or 102(3); REL 210(3)

  2. Complete nine additional hours of Religious Studies electives to include at least six hours of courses at the 300-level or higher to total 18 hours in minor. PSY 533(3) may be used toward the nine hours of electives.

Religious Studies

Bachelor of Science in Education (Non-Certifiable)
  1. REL 100(3); REL 101(3) or 102(3); REL 210(3)
  2. Complete nine additional hours of Religious Studies electives to include at least six hours of courses at the 300-level or higher to total 18 hours in minor. EDC 345(3) and PSY 533(3) may be used toward the nine hours of electives.

Accelerated graduate program in Religious Studies

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Religious Studies program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.