Department of Religious Studies

BA Three-Year Graduation Plan

Sample schedule

This is a model three-year graduation plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of a minor or second major, and placement in English and mathematics. Visit with your advisor to develop the plan that is right for you.

This degree program requires 18 hours toward a minor and can be completed in six regular semesters and three summer sessions. You will also need 12 hours of a  foreign language, HST 103 and HST 104, a PHI course and six hours of fine arts. Check out the course rotation, course rotation by modalities and the evening course rotation by modalities before scheduling your classes.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
ENG 110 Writing I3
REL 100 Introduction to Religion3
REL 101 Literature and World of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible3
MTH 130 or higher3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
CIS/CSC 101 - Computers for Learning2
REL 102 Literature and World of the New Testament3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Gen Ed Science4
REL 131 Religion in America3
HST 121/122 - Survey of the History of the United States 3
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

Third semester courses Credit hours
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society3
Total hours6

Fourth semester (fall)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
REL 210 Paths of World Religions3
Language I3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E.3
Gen Ed Science4
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (spring)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
Language II3
Religion elective - 300-level or higher3
Religion elective - 300-level or higher3
Minor Course3
Minor course3
PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
MUS 241 The Language of Music3
Total hours6

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
REL 580 Theories of Religion3
Religion elective - 300-level or higher3
Language III3
Minor course - 300-level or higher3
Minor course - 300-level or higher3
Fine Arts elective - 300-level or higher3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
Religion elective - 500-level3
Language IV3
Religion elective - 300-level or higher3
Minor course - 300-level or higher3
Minor course - 300-level or higher3
Fine Arts elective - 300-level or higher3
Total hours18

Ninth semester (summer)

Ninth semester courses Credit hours
Elective - 300-level or higher3
Elective - 300-level or higher3
Total hours6