Religious Studies Majors
Leads to a BA in multidisciplinary studies with a concentration in religious studies.
Total Hours Required: 120 s.h. (A minimum of 24 s.h. from sections 3 and 4 must be above 2999.)
Students are encouraged to double major in order to broaden their appeal in the marketplace and to complement their primary major. Because of the flexibility of the religion program, it is easy to double major.
Minor Requirements: RELI 1000 or 1690, 15 s.h. from electives with (minimum of 12s.h. from "Religion Electives")
Each year, ECU leads study abroad programs with substantial religious content have visited Egypt, Ghana, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, and Mexico. These are educational journeys for which students receive academic credit. With the approval from the director, a student may ear a maximum of 6 s.h. of credit toward the major or minor.
There are a number of master's level programs through which your interest in religion can be addressed.
Master of Arts in International Studies. This innovative interdisciplinary program provides the possibility for concentration on religion as a major international issue.
Contact MAIS director.
Theses: In recent years graduate students with an interest in religion have written master's theses in the following departments: Anthropology, English, History, Psychology, Sociology.
If you decided that a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies is your path, the following documents will help you begin the process and organize your course choices. For instance, a four year check sheet plan helps you plan your courses for the four years you are at ECU. A major or minor may use check sheets as guide to your degree requirements before graduation. All students must complete the
Foundations Curriculum Checksheet. You can access the catalog at
ECU Undergraduate Catalog.
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Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Department of Anthropology
Religious Studies Newsletter
World Religions 101
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