Hours: 36 Plus Optional Concentration
- Religious Education: Religious Studies Major plus PSY 204, Secondary Teaching Methods, and RPS 345 Teaching Internship
- Pastoral Ministry: Religious Studies Major plus 12 credit hours in RPS courses
- Social Justice: 100 Level REL course plus 12 credit hours with 9 credits coded JCG and 3 credit hour immersion course.
- Spirituality and Wellness: 100 Level REL course plus 12 credit hours of Spirituality courses.
Major Courses - 36 hours
Scripture: 6 hours
REL 102Christian Scriptures (3) R/CR
REL 350Pauline Theo/Christ Begin (3) R/CR
REL 351Spirituality of the Johannine Literature (3) R/CR
Seminars in Systematics: 6 hours
REL 347Seminar Systematic Theology I (3) R
REL 348Seminar Systematic Theology II (3) R
Seminar in Ethics - 3 hours
Choose one course from the following:
ETH:REL 250Christian Ethics (3) E
ETH:REL 251Business Ethics (3) E/CE
ETH:REL 252Theological Health Care Ethics (3) E/CE
JCG 255Christian Social Justice (3) JCG
Seminar in Spirituality - 6 hours
choose two from the following:
REL 104Personal Spirituality and Theology of Human Experience (3) R/CR
REL 206Spirituality & Wellness (3) R/CR
REL 303History of Spirituality (3) R
Religion and Culture: 9 hours
Choose two JCG (Justice and the Common Good) coded courses: 6 hours
Cultural Immersion Courses: 3 hours (choose one)
JCG 390Appalachian Culture & Spirit (3) JCG/IDS
JCG 391Cherokee Culture and Spirituality:Immersion (3) JCG/IDS
IDS 392Honduran Culture & Spirituality (3) IDS
IDS 393Lakota Culture & Spirituality (3) IDS
IDS 394US/Mexico Border Experience (3) IDS
IDS 395History & Culture of Ireland (3) IDS
Senior Learning Assessment: 3 hours
REL 399Concluding Seminar & Capstone (3) CAP
Choose one additional religious studies courses (3)
Graduates of Department of Religious and Pastoral Studies programs will be able to:
- develop a competent background in scripture as well as systematic, historical and ethical theology.
- think theologically about people, problems, and events, as well as about a particular mission, and access the scriptures and the Christian tradition in their professions.
- reflect theologically about their experiences so they can enrich their own spirituality.
- recognize and process with groups the theological concerns that surface in diverse leadership settings.
- see themselves as change agents within an organizational framework while transforming the system in which they live, work and pray.