Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 first edition, July 2014

Religious Studies

Major(s)

Religious Studies (Non-Comprehensive) (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog

  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. History of Religions: REL 350(3), 355(3), 357(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), 571(3)

      3. History of Judaism and Christianity: REL 103(1), 330(3), 335(3), 340(3), 341(3), 550(1-3)

      4. Religion and Culture: REL 200(1), 315(3), 332(3), 344(3), 345(3), 346(3), 347(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 Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degree - see Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements section of catalog

  5. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Religious Studies (Non-Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog

  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. History of Religions: REL 350(3), 355(3), 357(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), 571(3)

      3. History of Judaism and Christianity: REL 103(1), 330(3), 335(3), 340(3), 341(3), 550(1-3)

      4. Religion and Culture: REL 200(1), 315(3), 332(3), 344(3), 345(3), 346(3), 347(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 - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Minor(s)

Religious Studies

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

  2. Plus nine 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.

Religious Studies

Bachelor of Science in Education
(Non-Certifiable)
  1. REL 100(3); REL 101(3) or 102(3); REL 210(3)
  2. Plus nine 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.
  3. EDC 345(3) may be used to substitute for three hours of Religious Studies electives in the BSEd minor.

Accelerated master's degree in religious studies

Eligible undergraduate majors in Religious Studies or an equivalent department from an accredited institution may apply for early admission to the Master of Arts in Religious Studies. Once accepted for early admission, students will be able to take up to 12 credit hours at the 600- and 700-level that apply to both their undergraduate and graduate programs (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.