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
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.