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Bachelor of Arts: Christian Studies Major (4 year)

 

Students who choose the four-year major will have the opportunity to specialize in biblical studies or Christian theology by completing an optional stream.

Bachelor of Arts: Christian Studies Major
Program Requirements (4 year - 120 credits)

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (non-credit)

Christian Formation (9 credits)
REL 105 Introduction to the Bible
REL 161 Introduction to Christian Theology
3 credits in Religion (REL) at the senior level

English (3 credits)
EN 130 Introduction to English Literature

Fine or Performing Arts (3 credits)
(ART, DA, FA, MU, TH)

History (3 credits)
HI 140 Themes in World History

Philosophy (3 credits)
PH 125 Introduction to Philosophy

Science (3 credits)
(ASTR, BCH, BIO, BOT, CHE, ECOL, GEO, GEOG, KIN*, MED, PHY, SC, ZOO)
*Note: Not all KIN courses can be used as Science credits; check the course descriptions.

Science or Mathematics (3 credits)
(the above, plus MA)

Social Science (6 credits)
(BHS, ECO, PS, SO)

Humanities Requirements (18 credits)
HUM 101 Reading and Writing for University
HUM 201 Reading and Writing in the Christian Intellectual Tradition
3 credits in English (EN) at the 300-level
3 credits in History (HI) at the 300-level
3 credits in Philosophy (PH) at the 300-level
HUM 485 Humanities Capstone

Christian Studies Requirements (36 credits)
REL 130 Introduction to World Religions
REL 211 Spiritual Formation in the Christian Tradition
REL 261 Issues in Systematic Theology
HI 263 History of Christianity
REL 315 Hermeneutics
REL 372 Christian Ethics
18 credits at the senior level in Christian Studies (REL), Church History (HI 313, 323, 333, 362, or 363), or Intercultural Studies (ICS), with a minimum of 12 credits at the 300-level or higher

Christian Studies Streams

21 credits of Christian Studies electives may count towards one of the following optional streams:

Biblical Studies (21 credits)
3 credits in New Testament
3 credits in Old Testament
9 credits in Greek (GR) and/or Hebrew (HEB)
6 credits in New Testament or Old Testament at the 300-level or higher

Christian Theology (21 credits)
minimum of 15 credits in Theology (REL) at the 300-level or higher
minimum of 3 credits in Church History (HI 313, HI 323, HI 333, REL 358, HI/REL 362, HI 363)

Electives
To meet senior level requirements in the program, at least 21 credits must be taken at the senior level.
     Arts and Science or Open Electives (33 credits)

General Requirements for Completion and Graduation

  • Completion of The Ambrose Experience (UNI 101) (non-credit, compulsory during first 30 credits)
  • Completion of a total of 120 credits (as outlined above)
  • A minimum of 72 credits must be taken at the 200-level or higher
  • A maximum of 72 credits taken in any one discipline
  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0, with a CGPA of at least 2.0 in REL courses