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Degree Requirements

BA in Religious Studies

Minimum of 180 total quarter credits
Minimum of 60 upper-division credits
Minimum of 45 credits from Marylhurst
61 credits required for major

Required Core Courses - 34 credits

Foundations of Religious Studies & Philosophy
Psychology of Religion: A Psychology of Religious Experience
Foundations of Philosophy: Makers of the Modern Mind
Making Ethical Decisions: Ethical Theories & Models
Applied Ethics: Daily Life, Medicine, Business, Humanities
Native American Cosmology & Spiritual Beliefs
     or Buddhism
Ancient Philosophy: Plato & Aristotle
     or Medieval Philosophy: Great Synthesis
     or Modern Philosophy: Great Disparities
Spirituality & Mysticism: Western Religions
Introduction to Hebrew Bible: Old Testament
     or Introduction to Christian Bible: New Testament
Torah: Pentateuch, First Five Books of the Bible
     or Gospels: Stories of Unique Christian Communities
Comparative Religions: Origins & Development of World Religions:
     An Interfaith Perspective
Senior Project 
     or Senior Paper
     or Religious Studies Internship

Electives (27 crs.)

Choose any religious studies course

Please see current Marylhurst University Catalog for complete information.

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