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  Feb 22, 2018
American University Catalog 2017-2018

Religious Studies (BA)

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Offered by the Department of Philosophy and Religion , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program

Admission is through a formal declaration of major. The department counsels freshmen and new transfer students.

University Requirements

  • 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better
  • Completion of college writing requirement
  • Completion of university mathematics requirement

General Education Requirements

  • A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas
  • At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component
  • No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline

Major Requirements

  • 39 credit hours with grades of C or better, a minimum of 18 credit hours at or above the 300-level, and at least 18 credit hours earned in residence, of which 15 credit hours must be at or above the 300-level.

Course Requirements

Upper-level (6 credit hours)

Complete both of the following:

Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. See Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees  for more information.

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