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 hours14-16
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations
or UHC 110 Freshman Honors Seminar
2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Gen Ed: Quantitative Literacy 3-5
REL 100 Introduction to Religion 3
REL 101 Old Testament/Hebrew Bible 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Gen Ed: Natural World 3
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
REL 102 New Testament 3
REL 131 Religion in America 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Gen Ed: Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Language I 3
REL 210 Paths of World Religions 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or PHI 115 Ethics and Contemporary Issues
3
Gen Ed: Natural World 4
Language II 3
Religion elective - 300-level or higher 3

Fifth semester (fall)

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

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
Gen Ed: The Arts 3
Language IV 3
Fine arts (300-level or higher) 3
Religion elective - 300-level or higher 3
Minor course 3
General Elective 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
REL 580 Theories of Religion 3
Religion elective - 300-level or higher 3
Minor Course - 300-level or higher 3
Minor Course - 300-level or higher 3
General elective 3
General Elective 2

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Religion elective - 500-level 3
Minor Course - 300-level or higher 3
General Elective or Minor Course, if required - 300-level or higher 3
General Elective - 300-level or higher 3
Gen ed: self-understanding/social behavioral 3