The religion major with a faith and leadership concentration prepares students for work in a variety of faith-based organizations. The concentration is designed to address contemporary needs for religious literacy. Students in the concentration complete the religion major plus courses related to the study of sacred texts and their public uses, life in a pluralistic world, vocational self-understanding, and faith and leadership.
The requirements for a major in religion with a faith and leadership concentration are 48 credits:
|REL 200||Christianity and Religious Diversity||4|
|REL 317||Making Meaning: Reading, Interpreting and Teaching the Bible||4|
|REL 230||Introduction to Interfaith Studies||4|
|FL 201||Faith and Leadership||4|
|Select one course from each mode of inquiry: 1||16|
|12 additional credits in religion (REL) courses 2||12|
|REL 410||Research Seminar 3||4|
The Religion 300 J course counts as a course in one of the areas of study. The second Core religion course would be included as one of these four courses.
Notes: Elective credits can include REL 211 Biblical Hebrew I and REL 212 Biblical Hebrew II; 4 credits in REL 390 Cooperative Education or 4 credits in REL 490 Practicum can be counted in elective credits. When offered, REL 210 Invitation to the Study of Religion will count as one of the courses.
This course is offered during the fall semester and should be taken during the senior year. Students who expect to be studying off campus that semester should take the Research Seminar during the junior year.
Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree. See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.