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Religious Studies

Gain a better understanding of yourself and the world with a B.A. in Religious Studies from Georgian Court University.

As a premier religious studies program, GCU’s curriculum covers history and theology and enables students to teach, work in parish religious education programs, or work in various offices and ministries. It’s also an ideal foundation if you want to pursue graduate study.

To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your General Education requirements and the major requirements below.

Major Sequence

Students majoring in religious studies are required to take 30 hours of credit for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. At least 9 credits must be at the 300- or 400-level. Required of all majors are:

RS208Discovering the Bible3
RS220The Christian Tradition3
RS334Theological Ethics3
RS401Seminar in Religious Thought3
Any Religious Studies department course offerings18
Total Credits30

Religious studies majors may use up to two courses within the major to fulfill general education requirements.

Transfer Students

Students who graduate from Georgian Court with a B.A. in Religious Studies must complete a minimum of 18 credits, including RS401 Seminar in Religious Thought, in the Department of Religious Studies, Theology, and Philosophy at Georgian Court. Students who transfer into the department may have 12 credits accepted from another institution, provided the courses are above the 100 level.

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Demonstrate a broader understanding of the world around you—and your ability to influence positive changes—with a minor in religious studies from GCU. You’ll explore various religions and cultural traditions while opening your mind to all world views.

Minor Sequence

Students minoring in religious studies are required to take 18 semester hours of credit in religious studies courses, 6 credits of which must be at the 300 or 400 level.

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

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