The major requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of School courses, with a core of 30 semester hours. The religion major core includes courses that are basic for all students in ministry. *Six hours are counted as part of the university general education core curriculum. The religion major core includes the following courses:
Bachelor of Arts - Religion Recommended Sequence of Courses - listed is the recommended rotation based on a B.A. degree program. For complete information on the general education and graduation requirements for the B.A. degree program, please refer to the undergraduate programs section of the catalog.
RLGN 0001 Theological Research and Writing Lab: this course must be taken either as a co-requisite with the ﬁrst upper-level (advanced) RLGN/RLED/PHIL course which requires a research paper or if required by the instructor of an upper-level RLGN/RLED/PHIL course.
(39 semester hours) *Six hours are part of the university general education core curriculum.
The bivocational ministry specialization requires one of the following:
A second major in business administration in the B.A. degree.
A degree in education (teacher certiﬁcation) - Although taking a religion major in an education degree would normally be prohibitive in the number of hours required, a bivocational minister might be interested in such a pro-gram. Many bivocational ministers typically do not attain seminary degrees. The only theological training received would be at the undergraduate level. One could justify taking the number of hours required for an education degree that includes a religion major by knowledge that a seminary degree would not be sought.
Two minors - The minor in Business plus a second minor in a ﬁeld that would provide employment opportunities in an area related to ministry (e.g., media communications specialist).