Religious Studies - Associate of Arts Degree

This program provides a survey and evaluation of various religious traditions and religious thought. It focuses on comparative religions, cultural analysis, religious ethics and the traditional beliefs and practices of the world's religions.

Associated Major Sheet (PDF)

Major/Program Requirements

Required Courses:

RELIG 100 or RELIG 100HIntroduction to Religious Studies

3.00

RELIG 101 or RELIG 101HIntroduction to World Religions

3.00

Students must complete at least six (6) units from the following courses:

RELIG 110 or ANTHRO 110Tribal and Ethnic Religions

3.00

RELIG 113Introduction to Eastern Religions

3.00

RELIG 120Introduction to Islam

3.00

RELIG 135 or HIST 135Religion in America

3.00

RELIG 175 or ENGL 175Literature and Religion of the Bible

3.00

RELIG 176Jesus and His Interpreters

3.00

PHIL 109Philosophy of Religion

3.00

Students must complete at least six (6) additional units from the following courses:

PHIL 101 or PHIL 101HIntroduction to Philosophy

3.00

PHIL 103Critical Thinking and Argumentation

4.00

PHIL 105 or PHIL 105HIntroduction to Ethics: Moral Values in Today's Society

3.00

PHIL 107Social and Political Philosophy

3.00

PHIL 109Philosophy of Religion

3.00

PHIL 110Introduction to Logic

4.00

Total Credit Hours: 18.00

Lower division requirements for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in this field may differ from associate degree requirements. Prospective transfer students should complete the general education and lower division requirements of the school to which they will be transferring. See a counselor for details. Information is also available at www.assist.org.