Religious Studies BA

While the Religious Studies major does not meet all of the educational requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene, it does provide the core of biblical, theological and historical courses required. The Religious Studies major requires a second major in a field outside the Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry. A student who transfers to the Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry with 60 hours of academic credit or more, either from within the University or from outside the University, may petition the Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry for an exception to the second major requirement.

Requirements

General Education — 39 hours

See the Religion BA for variations in General Education requirements for Religion majors, and see the General Education Curriculum Section for the complete list of courses.

Major — 50 hours

Upper Division Bible (inc. BIB 2990, one OT course and one NT course)

12

CHI Church History (inc. CHI 3040 and CHI 3060)

9

THE 4210Christian Theology of World Religions

2

THE 4270Old Testament Theology

3

THE 4280New Testament Theology

3

THE 4140Systematic Theology I

3

THE 4150Systematic Theology II

3

THE 4090Theology of Holiness

3

PHL 3210Philosophy for Theology I

3

PHL 3220Philosophy for Theology II

3

Biblical Language

6

Church History: Students not seeking ordination in the Church of the Nazarene may substitute CHI 3130 History and Polity of American Denominations for CHI 3060.

Second Major and General Electives — 31+ hours

Total Credit Hours: 120

(Total depends on hours required in second major)