May 25, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Religious and Theological Studies Major, B.A.


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Major Requirements


For students who wish to major in religious and theological studies, there are two tracks that they can choose, one with an emphasis in religious studies and the other with an emphasis in theological studies. In addition to satisfying all the College’s general education requirements, including that this bachelor’s degree program requires a minimum of 124 credits, each program consists of 10 courses. Satisfying the requirements for the major in Religious and Theological Studies includes completing a minimum of 38 credits in the major.

Emphasis in Religious Studies


For the emphasis in religious studies requirements are as follows:

  • RTS 1xxx - any Introductory RTS course (1000-level)
  • Three courses in World Religions
  • One course in Biblical Studies
  • One course in Systematic Theology or Christian History
  • One course in Religion, Society & Ethics
  • Two electives in Religious and Theological Studies
  • RTS 4900 - Seminar in Religious & Theological Studies Credits: 4 taken in junior or senior year.

Emphasis in Theological Studies


For the emphasis in theological studies requirements are as follows:

  • RTS 1xxx - any Introductory RTS course (1000-level)
  • One course in World Religions
  • Two courses in Biblical Studies
  • One course in Christian History
  • One course in Systematic Theology
  • One course in Religion, Society & Ethics
  • Two electives in Religious and Theological Studies
  • RTS 4900 - Seminar in Religious & Theological Studies Credits: 4 taken in junior or senior year.

Note


Major GPA. The GPA for the religious and theological studies major will be calculated by taking the average of courses designated RTS.

Honor Society. Merrimack College is a member of the National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology (Theta Alpha Kappa), which is open to students who have completed at least 12 credits in religious and theological studies and have at least a 3.50 GPA in the major and an overall GPA of at least 3.00.

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