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   The Major

    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.)
    1. Foundations Curriculum Requirements: 42 s.h.
    2. Requires 12 s.h. of foreign language through level 1004
    3. BA Major Requirements: 30 s.h. of Religion courses
          3 s.h. RELI 1000 or RELI 1690
          3 s.h. RELI 3500 (Take anytime after you have completed RELI 1000 or RELI 1690)
          3 s.h. RELI 4500 (Normally taken during your last year)
          21 s.h. Religion courses with a minimum of 18 s.h. from "Core Religion Electives."
    4. Approved structured electives (can be a minor) to complete required 120 s.h.

   The Double Major:

    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.
    Total Hours Required: 120 s.h. (A minimum of 24 s.h. from sections 3 and 4 must be above 2999)
    1. Foundations Curriculum Requirements: 42 s.h. (It is permissible to double count courses as satisfying both the Foundations Curriculum and the 2nd major requirements.)
    2. Requires 12 s.h. of foreign language through level 1004, unless the "primary" major is a BS degree.
    3. BA Major Requirements: 30 s.h. of Religion courses
          3 s.h. RELI 1000 or RELI 1690
          3 s.h. RELI 3500 (Take anytime after you have completed RELI 1000 or RELI 1690)
          3 s.h. RELI 4500 (Normally taken during your last year)
          21 s.h. additional Religious Studies courses with a minimum of 15 s.h. from "Core Religion Electives"
    4. Approved structured electives to complete required 120 s.h. If any courses qualify as core or elective courses for both majors, they can be double-counted.

   The Minor:

    The minor is a desirable complement to many majors. However, the BA double major requires only 2 additional courses above the minor, so you may want to go for a double major instead.
    Minor Requirements: RELI 3500, RELI 4500, and 18 s.h. (minimum of 15 s.h. from "Core Religion Electives")

   Graduate Studies:

    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, and sociology.

For more information, please contact the Program Director:

Dr. Calvin Mercer, PhD
Professor
Director, Religious Studies Program
Office phone: 252.328.4301
Email: mercerc@ecu.edu || Home Page

For more information about the Major, Double Major, or the field of Religious Studies, please see: http://www.ecu.edu/religionprogram/

 
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