University Studies - BA, Religious Thought, Practices and Cultures Concentration

The concentration in Religious Thought, Practices and Cultures allows students to study religion through a variety of lenses: philosophical, historical, literary, artistic, and social.  Students gain perspective on religion in the modern world and learn to analyze the impact of religious thought on human culture.  Courses are taught by faculty from a range of disciplines and departments, so students can tailor the concentration their interests and goals.

No student enrolled in the University Studies concentration in Religious Thought, Practices and Cultures may pursue a double major or a double degree.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 3
American history 3
Foreign language 1 4
Mathematics 3
Concentration directed elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
American history 3
Communication 3
Foreign language 1 4
Mathematics 3
Concentration directed elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
Foreign language 1 3
Government/Political science 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Minor 3 3
Concentration directed elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Foreign language 1 3
Government/Political science 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Minor 3 3
Concentration directed elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
Social and behavioral sciences 3
Minor 2 3
Minor 2 3
Concentration directed elective 2 3
Literature directed elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Creative arts 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Literature directed elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
RELS 480/COMM 480 Religious Communication 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
RELS 491 Research 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 3 1
Social and behavioral sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Graduation requirements include 3 hours of International and Cultural Diversity courses and 3 hours of Cultural Discourse courses. A course satisfying a core category, a college/department requirement, or a free elective can be used to satisfy this requirement. The required 6 hours may be met by courses satisfying other areas of a degree program.  See your academic advisor for further information.