Religious Studies


Overview & Academics

The Religious Studies Program will teach students to think profoundly and communicate clearly about societal issues and existential human questions through research, reading, writing, and discussion. Students will develop a mature understanding of Judeo-Christian traditions and a deep appreciation for other major religions.

Department Contact

Andrew Stern, Ph.D.
Religious Studies Program Coordinator
Emory University
(252) 985-5119
astern@ncwc.edu

Major Requirements
A minimum of 30 semester hours in religion courses including Religion 101 or 115, 427, and 3 semester hours each in Biblical (201, 202, 320); Historical (220, 325, 326, 309); Systematic (402); Ethical-Cultural (220, 340, 401). Appropriate group and independent studies may be substituted for courses in each area.

Minor Requirements
REL 101 or 115, 201 or 202, 220; Religion electives, 9 semester hours (may be chosen from any three upper-level Religion courses).

Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
REL 101 or 115 Introductory Requirement 3
ENG 111 Writing I 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
Biblical Studies Requirement 3
ENG 112 Writing II 3
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
ART/ENT/HUM/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits

Historical Religious Studies Requirement 3
Mathematics Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Lab Requirement 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits

Systematic Religious Studies Requirement 3
Ethics Requirement 3
Global Religious Studies Requirement  3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits

Ethical Cultural Religious Studies Requirement 3
International Studies Requirement 3
PHY/SOC Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits

Religious Studies Elective 3
Religious Studies Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits

Religious Studies Elective 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 12


Spring Semester Credits

REL 427 Religious Studies Seminar 3
GEO/JUS/ECO Social Science Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15