BA Four-Year Degree Plan

Sample schedule

This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as availability of courses. Check out the course rotation, course rotation by modalities and the evening course rotation by modalities before scheduling your classes, and visit with your advisor to develop the plan that is right for you.

A minor is required for this major. Minors typically require 18-24 credit hours. This plan assumes an 18 credit hour minor. This degree program can be completed in eight semesters.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
ENG 110 Writing I 3
REL 100 Introduction to Religion 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
REL 101 Old Testament/Hebrew Bible 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Computers for Learning - CIS/CSC 101 2
REL 102 New Testament 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Gen ed: natural world 4
REL 131 Religion in America 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
REL 210 Paths of World Religions 3
Language I 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Gen ed: culture & society/social science 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
Religion elective - 300-level or higher 3
Language II 3
Gen ed: natural world 4
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Religion elective - 300-level or higher 3
Minor course 3
Language III 3
Writing II (ENG 310 recommended) 3
Fine arts (upper level) 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Religion elective - 300-level or higher 3
Language IV 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy
3
Minor course 3
Fine arts (upper level) 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
REL 580 Theories of Religion 3
Religion elective - 300-level or higher 3
Minor course - 300-level or higher 3
Gen ed: self-understanding/creativity & vision 3
General elective 3
Minor course - 300-level or higher 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Religion elective - 500-level 3
Minor course - 300-level or higher 3
Minor course - 300-level or higher 3
Elective - 300-level or higher 3
Gen ed: self-understanding/social behavioral 3