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University Transfer Degree

University Transfer Degree Information:
This degree program is designed for students planning to transfer to baccalaureate colleges and universities. Transfer credit varies among
colleges. Students should consult both the catalog of the specific college/university to which they plan to transfer and the signed transfer agreement or the current transfer planning guide posted at to select courses that will meet the requirements for both 
the associate and baccalaureate degree programs.


Program Description:

Religion is one of the primary social activities of humankind. Its study involves a comparative understanding of the various ways different
peoples, across time and space, have developed their religious ideas, values, systems, beliefs, rituals, and traditions in response to fundamental
 questions of human existence. Religious Studies offers a rigorous, systematic, and objective intellectual inquiry into various aspects 
of religions, their adherents and world views, their goals and expressions. It employs a wide variety of approaches and methods in order 
to understand the role of religion in human experience and thought. Courses in Religious Studies are for majors and for those meeting
 Humanities credit requirements. They are designed to be non-technical and to appeal to a broad range of interests.


Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts


General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 31
See the General Education Requirements for the complete list. Humanities requirement is satisfied in Specialized Course Requirements.


Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 29-30


Religious Studies 12 hours
RELG 1113 Introduction to Religious Studies
and select three courses from the following:
RELG 1213 Religions of the World: The Eastern Tradition
RELG 1223 Religions of the World: The Western Tradition
RELG 2113 Old Testament
RELG 2123 New Testament

Controlled Electives 12 hours
Any course not selected from above or

PHIL 2173 Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
RELG/SOCI 2173 Religion and Society
RELG 2233 Religion in America
RELG 2243 Christian Ethics and Social Thought
RELG 2313 Religion in Film


Recommended Electives 5-6 hours


General Emphasis
*ENGL 2543 British Literature I
*ENGL 2773 American Literature II
HIST 1053 Ancient and Medieval Western Civilization
HIST 1063 Modern Western Civilization
HUMN 2113 Humanities I
HUMN 2223 Humanities II
PHIL 1113 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1133 Philosophy in Literature
PHIL 2133 Introduction to Ethical Thinking
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
RELG 2330 Field Studies in Religion
SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 2123 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

International Studies Emphasis
GREE 1023 Biblical Greek I
*GREE 1223 Biblical Greek II
HEBR 1023 Biblical Hebrew I
*HEBR 1223 Biblical Hebrew II
LATN 1103 Latin I
*LATN 1213 Latin II


Total Credit Hours: 60-61
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
To receive an A.A. or A.S. Degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.


General education requirements can be found at: