Religious Studies (REL) Undergraduate Programs
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Programs at a Glance
- Minor – Religious Studies
- Minor (BES) – Religious Studies
(See this section and the College of Liberal Arts for more information.)
Also see College of Liberal Arts description and requirements.
Director: Joseph Edelheit
Faculty Committee: Curnutt, Hibbard, C. Johnson, Lavenda, Metcalf, O'Brien
The study of religious beliefs, practices, and doctrines is essential for understanding the past and present state of human cultures, and the course of their development. Religious views of the meaning and purpose of human existence, the nature of ultimate reality, and the nature and foundation for all that is worthwhile in our lives express who we are as individuals and as members of a community.
The purpose of the Religious Studies Program is to investigate these views so we may appreciate human cultures and understand our place in the cosmos. Students may enter the program when their completed credits equal or exceed 24 credits in all colleges and at least 9 credits in residence at St. Cloud State University. Minimum scholarship requirements for admission is a grade point average of 2.0 in course work at St. Cloud State University.
Bachelor of Arts
Select three from: REL 100, 150, 151, 200, 250 and ENGL 205
Select two from: ANTH 369, PHIL 111, 221, REL 300 (Religious studies minor students may request exemption from prerequisites of ANTH 369.)
Electives: 6 credits. These may be taken from courses listed above and from the following: REL 411; ART 431; ENGL 321, ENGL 424, 481 (Topics in Literature); HIST 402/502, 403/503, 405/505; JWST 318; MUSM 125, 322; PHIL 251, 411
Bachelor of Elective Studies
Completion of any 27 credits from courses listed in the religious studies minor with the approval of the director.