Religious and pastoral studies is presented as an academic discipline and as an opportunity for personal and professional growth. In its courses for the core curriculum requirements, the department provides opportunities for the student to deepen her/his critical understanding of the spiritual and specifically Christian dimension of life. On a professional level the department provides a comprehensive program to prepare laity and religious to fill the growing need in the church for religious educators and for lay pastoral ministers.

Program Requirements

Hours: 18

Minor Courses - 18 hours

ETH:REL 250 Christian Ethics (3) CE
JCG 255 Christian Social Justice (3) JCG

REL 100 Introduction to Christianity (3) CR
REL 102 Christian Scriptures (3) CR

Choose four additional Religious Studies courses to be tailored to the student’s major course of study (12)

Cumulative GPA in courses in minor: 2.0
Residency requirement 6 hours