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Kentucky Wesleyan College Online Bachelor of Arts in Religion
Kentucky Wesleyan College

Online Bachelor of Arts in Religion

Owensboro, USA

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Sep 2024

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The Bachelor of Arts in Religion online degree completion program is designed to help meet the increasing demand for qualified and highly skilled professionals in the fields of ministry, nonprofit work, business, journalism, and other related fields, as well as the pursuit of further education. The religion program at Kentucky Wesleyan seeks to cultivate an appreciation of religious diversity by familiarizing students with the development, beliefs, and practices of multiple religious traditions. Through the religion program, students employ interdisciplinary resources in order to recognize and engage the function of religion in history, society, and culture.

Because the heritage of Kentucky Wesleyan College is United Methodist, we recognize that many of our students come from Christian traditions. At the same time, as a program in a liberal arts setting, the religion program at Kentucky Wesleyan encourages critical thinking and conversation about faith commitments. A course of study in religion develops the skills necessary to analyze and explain arguments about religion and religious positions as well as the skills to construct and present an argument.

Online Religion Degree Map

I. General Education
General Humanities (3 hours in history, 3 hours in religion)9 credit hours
Aesthetics (3 hours must be in literature)6 credit hours
Social Sciences (in 2 different subjects)6 credit hours
Physical Education and Health3 credit hours
Natural Sciences6 credit hours
Mathematics (College Algebra, or higher)3 credit hours
Communication Skills (2 English composition courses)6 credit hours
* A Multi-Cultural Studies requirement needs to be met.
Total General Education Credit Hours39 credit hours
II. Religion Major Core Courses
REL 100Introduction to Religion3 credit hours
REL 120Survey of Christian Traditions3 credit hours
REL 330Topics in Religion3 credit hours
REL 343Abrahamic Faiths3 credit hours
REL 344Eastern Religious Traditions3 credit hours
REL 366Selected New Testament Readings3 credit hours
REL 430Religion Research (Religion Capstone)3 credit hours
III. Philosophy Core Courses
PHIL 100Introduction to Philosophy3 credit hours
PHIL 301Introduction to Ethics3 credit hours
PHIL 350Philosophy of the Christian Religion3 credit hours
IV. Supporting Courses
Social SciencesCJC, IDS, POLS, PSY, SOC (Actual courses depend upon transfer courses and courses scheduled.)6 credit hours
Foreign LanguageBiblical or Modern (Actual courses depend upon transfer courses and courses scheduled.)6 credit hours
Total Religion Major Credit Hours42 credit hours
V. General Electives
Total General Electives Hours39 credit hours
Minimum of 42 upper-level credits needed to graduate.
Total Hours Needed for Graduation (Minimum)
120 Credit Hours

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