Religious Studies (221-648-06)

Award: Certificate in Career Studies

Gainful Employment

Major: Religious Studies

Length: Twenty-seven (27) credit hours (designed for both part-time and full-time students).

Lead Faculty/Program Head: Dr. Carl Sweat

Purpose: In pursuit of religious awareness, this course of study origin can be traced to a response to requests for well-educated and diverse clergy and laypeople. The certificate of Religious Studies program is designed for persons who are undecided or are not able to pursue a standard degree program. The curriculum is intended for persons with a desire to broaden their knowledge and prepare themselves for diverse fields of ministry within the institution of religion. It affords short-term training needs for individuals operating or seeking to serve in a religious capacity. Also, it is developed as a specialized program that will assist students in their preparation for optional programs of longer duration.

Occupational Objectives

  • Pastor
  • Elder
  • Associate Minister
  • Minister
  • Deacon
  • Church School Superintendent
  • Church School Teacher
  • Ministry Leader
  • Christian Education
  • Missionary

Admission Requirements

Students must meet general admission requirements established by the College.

Course Schedule

Course Number, Title, Credits

ENG 111 College Composition I 3
REL 100 Introduction to the Study of Religion 3
REL 200 Survey of the Old Testament 3
REL 210 Survey of the New Testament 3
REL 225 Selected Topics in Biblical Study 3
REL 230 Religions of the World 3
REL 233 Introduction to Islam 3
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3

Total Minimum Credits 27

Note: It is recommended that students take ENG 111 as one of the first courses.