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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):

To graduate from King University with a baccalaureate degree, all students must have earned a total of 30 semester hours of common experience and general education including:

Common Experience:

  • RELG 1001 Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice (4 s.h.)

General Education Experience:
Students must select at least one course from each of the following categories:

  • Citizenship (4 s.h.)
  • English Composition (4 s.h.)
  • Human Creative Products (4 s.h.)
  • Quantitative Literacy (4 s.h.)
  • Science (4 s.h.)
  • Additional General Education Hours (6 s.h.)

Religious Studies Core Recommendations

It will be to the advantage of Religious Studies majors to take the following courses to fulfill some of the Core Curriculum requirements.

  • ENGL 2480 Oxford Christian Writers (4 s.h.)
  • ENGL 2450 Appalachia in Literature and Film (4 s.h.)
  • GREEK 2000 Ancient Greek II (4 s.h.)
    (Greek 2000, and its pre-requisite Greek 1000, are recommended but not required.)
  • HEBR 2000 Ancient Hebrew II (4 s.h.)
  • PSCI 2020 World Politics (4 s.h.)

Religious Studies Major Requirements

  • BIBL 2250: Bible Study That Matters (4 s.h.)
  • BIBL 2251: The Old Testament and Interpretation (4 s.h.)
  • BIBL 2252: The New Testament and Interpretation (4 s.h.)
  • BIBL 3520: Historical Geography and Archaeology of Israel (4 s.h.)
  • BIBL 4140: Paul (4 s.h.)
  • PHIL 2410: Philosophy of Religion (4 s.h.)
  • RELG 2430: Encountering the World’s Religions (4 s.h.)
  • RELG 2500: Introduction to Islam (4 s.h.)
  • RELG 3210: Introduction to Theology (4 s.h.)
  • RELG 3292: Religion and Politics in Global Context (4 s.h.)

Choose one from the following courses:

  • BIBL 4030: The Books of Moses: The Pentateuch (4 s.h.)
  • BIBL 4050: Hebrew Wisdom Literature (4 s.h.)

Choose one from the following courses:

  • BIBL 3040: Life and Teaching of Jesus (4 s.h.)
  • BIBL 4060: The Gospel and Epistles of John (4 s.h.)

Major Requirements: 48 semester hours

Degree format: 100% ONLINE

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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