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Religious Studies Courses

100% Online Accredited Degree Program

The online Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies curriculum combines an understanding of Christianity in the 21st century with the study of religion.

Online Religious Studies Courses

General Education Core Requirements (in semester hours):

Prior to graduation, all undergraduate students must complete at least 30 semester hours of general education courses that include at least one (1) course in each of the following:

  • Composition
  • College mathematics
  • Science (with a laboratory)
  • Religion or psychology or sociology or anthropology or foreign language
  • History or political science or economics
  • Humanities: literature or art or fine art or music or theatre

To reach the remainder of the 30 hours students must take any course(s) in the arts and sciences.

Religious Studies Major Requirements

  • BIBL 2251: The Old Testament and Interpretation (4 s.h.)
  • BIBL 2252: The New Testament and Interpretation (4 s.h.)
  • RELG 2430: Encountering the World’s Religions (4 s.h.)
  • RELG 3020: Theory and Method in the Study of Religion (4 s.h.)
  • RELG 3210: Introduction to Theology (4 s.h.)
  • RELG 3292: Religion and Politics in Global Context (4 s.h.)
  • RELG 3800 or 3830: Internship/Cooperative Education (4 s.h.)
  • RELG 4990: Comprehensive Assessment (0 s.h.)

Choose one from the following courses:

  • PHIL 3130: Philosophy of Religion (4 s.h.)
  • PHIL 2510: History of Philosophy I: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (4 s.h.)
  • PHIL 2520: History of Philosophy II: Modern Philosophy (4 s.h.)

Choose one from the following courses:

  • BIBL 3020: Hebrew Prophetic Literature (4 s.h.)
  • BIBL 4050: Hebrew Wisdom Literature (4 s.h.)
  • BIBL 3040: The Life and Teaching of Jesus (4 s.h.)

Choose one from the following courses:

  • RELG 3850: History of the Christian Movement (4 s.h.)
  • PHIL 2430: Classic Islamic Philosophy (4 s.h.)

Major Requirements: 48 semester hours

Degree format: 100% ONLINE

.*Students will complete the Comprehensive Assessment in the semester that they graduate. All students must pass according to the minimum requirements of their department.

To graduate from King University, students must accumulate at least 124 semester hours (48 of which must be completed at King University).

Undergraduate Transfer Credit

Credits from previously attended colleges or universities will be evaluated based on institutional accreditation, level, content, quality, comparability and degree of program relevance and those accepted will be applied to the new degree being sought, up to a maximum of 76 semester hours.

However, the University will grant semester-hour equivalence only for transfer work with a grade of C- or better, and only work with grades of C- or better will apply toward graduation requirements. Students may submit up to 16 semester hours of prior major coursework for transfer consideration.

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