Religious Studies Major (B.A.) (Combined B.A./M.B.A. Business Administration)

The Religious Studies major is designed to guide students in the study of religion as a social, cultural, and political force in today’s world.  Majors are required to enroll in four Core Courses in global traditions, approaches to the academic study of religion, and religious conflict and cooperation in the world today.  Within this new set of Core requirements, students now have two capstone course options:  a traditional research seminar or an engaged learning project.

Area Electives in the major allow students to explore foundational domains within the academic study of religion:  specific faith traditions around the globe, sacred texts, approaches to the study of religion, and contemporary issues in religion.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements


Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Requirements for the graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.
Core Requirements
RELG 100Religions of the World3
RELG 101Understanding Religion3
RELG 275Inter-religious Encounters3
RELG 400Seminar3
or RELG 405 Engaged Learning Project
Area Electives
Global Traditions
Complete 2 courses from the following:6
The Arab World and Religion
Introduction to Greek and Roman Religion
Religion in the United States
Asian Religions
Islamic Religious Traditions
African Religions
Africana Religions in the Americas
Native American Religion
Religion in Latin America
Christian History and Thought
Study in World Religions
Study in World Religions
Complete 2 courses from the following:6
Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures
New Testament/Christian Scriptures
American Religious Texts
The Qur'an
Asian Texts
Study in Religious Texts
Study in Religious Texts
Complete 2 courses from the following:6
Religion and Culture
Religion and Society
Feminist Views of Religion
Religious Ethical Thinkers
Religious Experience
Myth, Meaning and Self
Philosophy of Religion
Psychology of Religion
Religion, Culture and Society
Religion and Society
Complete 2 courses from the following:6
Religious Ethics
Death, Dying and Afterlife
Religion and Ethical Issues
Religion and Social Activism
Body and Soul
Women and Religion
The Holocaust: Religious Perspectives
Special Topics in Religious Issues
Spirituality and Mysticism
Religion and Peacemaking
Jihad, Just War and the Prospect of Peace
Special Topics in Religious Issues
Total Credits36

M.B.A. Swing Courses taken at the undergraduate level

Upon admission to the dual degree program, students will be provided with a cohort sequence and a student code which will allow them to enroll in a specific list of 6 credits (3 or 4 courses) from the list.  These courses will also count toward the M.B.A. program requirements.

ACCT 560Accounting for Business Managers3
ECON 562Macroeconomics Analysis and Public Policy1.5
ECON 563Managerial Economics1.5
INBS 561Emerging Trends in Global Markets1.5
INFO 561Foundations of Data Analytics1.5
INFO 562Operations Analytics1.5
INFO 563Information Systems Strategy and Innovation3
INFO 564Operations and Supply Chain Management1.5
MGMT 561Achieving Competitive Advantage1.5
MGMT 567Business Growth Strategy1.5
MKTG 561Applied Marketing Management1.5
MKTG 562Market Analysis and Customer Insight1.5
MKTG 563Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility1.5