2023-2024 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

Christian and Religious Studies Major (B.A.)

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The Christian and religious studies major prepares students to succeed as pastors, missionaries, professors, and social workers, as well as in leadership roles in businesses and nonprofit organizations. Students explore the Bible and Christian theology, as well as the history, sociology, and philosophy of religion. Students explore both the Christian tradition in which Samford is rooted and other religions that shape our world.

General Education - University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 27 Credits

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Christian and Religious Studies Major: 37 Credits

Choose four area courses total: 16 Credits

Students must choose one course in Area I. Students then choose one course from three different areas out of the following: Area I, II, III, IV (four courses total) for 16 total credits.

Biblical and Religious Studies Electives: 8 Credits

(choose two courses from the following)

  • BREL 200-499 (8)

General Electives: 42 Credits

Total Required Credits: 128

* BREL 380  may be used to satisfy Area II, III or IV, but not all three simultaneously.
** BREL 392  may be used to satisfy either Area III or IV, but not both simultaneously.
*** BREL 250  internships can vary from 1-4 credits. If a student completes an internship of less than 4 credits, this course can be repeated until 4 credits have been earned. Students must complete 4 credits of BREL 250  in order for it to fulfill an Area IV requirement.

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