Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Religious Studies Structured Concentration, Multidisciplinary Studies, BA

Program Director: Mary Nyangweso (D 303 Brewster Building; 252-737-2422;

The Multidisciplinary Studies, BA offers a structured concentration in religious studies. Students fulfilling the degree requirements are awarded a Multidisciplinary Studies, BA. 

The religious studies structured concentration is a nonsectarian and interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with an understanding of religion as historical and cultural phenomena. Courses explore religion in its various dimensions – aesthetic, anthropological, ethical, historical, literary, philosophical, political, psychological, and sociological.

A maximum of 6 s.h. may be used to satisfy general education requirements and requirements for the religious studies structured concentration. Study abroad programs having prior approval of the program director will be accepted for a maximum of 6 s.h. toward the structured concentration. Additional courses beyond those listed below will be accepted if the courses significantly further the student’s understanding of religion and if the courses have prior approval of the program director. Interested students should contact the program director for advising. 

For more information about religious studies, please contact the program director or visit the program website.

The Multidisciplinary Studies, BA (religious studies structured concentration) requires 120 s.h. as follows:

1. General education requirements including those listed below - 40 s.h.

(For information about courses that carry general education credit view the General Education Program  section.)

Note: This structured concentration does not require specific general education courses. 

2. Demonstrated foreign language proficiency through level 2004 - 12 s.h.

(For information about the foreign language requirement view Special Requirements for the BA Degree in the Academic Advisement, Progression and Support Services  section and Placement Testing, Foreign Language in the Admission and Readmission  section.)

3. Core - 30 s.h.

A minimum of 24 s.h. in sections 3 and 4 must be above 2999.

b. Approved courses in the religious studies structured concentration (24 s.h.)

Elective courses - 21 s.h.

4. Minor or approved structured electives - 18 s.h.

A minimum of 24 s.h. in sections 3 and 4 must be above 2999.

5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.