BA in Comparative Religion and Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Religion & Philosophy Min. 120 Hours

General Education Requirements: 40-43 hours


Additional University Requirements: 6 hours


Comparative Religion and Philosophy Major (27 Hours)

At least 27 hours need to be completed in the major beyond any credits counted towards General Education requirements.


Required Courses (15 hours):

PL102 Critical Thinking (3)
PL106 Introduction to Western Philosophy (3)
RL/PL321 Asian Philosophy and Religion (3)
RL/PL340 Topics in Comparative Religion and Philosophy (3)
PL450 Comparative Religion and Philosophy Capstone (3)


Four courses from the following: (12 hours) a minimum of 6 hours must be at the 300-level:

PL/RL225 Philosophy of Religion (3)
PL306 Ethics and the Professions (3)
PL310 Ethics and Leadership (3)
PL311 The Study of Knowledge (3)
RL201 Old Testament (3)
RL202 New Testament (3)
RL203 Explorations of Christian Thought (3)
RL301 Mission and Message of Jesus (3)
RL302 Paul and the Early Church (3)
RL303 The Prophets (3)
RL310 Biblical Literature and the Ancient World (3)
RL331OL History of Christianity I (3)
RL332OL History of Christianity II (3)
RL335 History of American Methodism (3)
RL/PL340 Topics in Comparative Religion and Philosophy (3)
RL336 Thanatology (3)

*Students may also take RL or PL Special Topics, Special Problems, or Internship courses to fulfill these requirements.


A minimum of 15 hours within the major must be at the 300-level.  


Electives to complete min. 120 hours

Last updated: 08/07/2023