Bachelor of Arts in Religion
The study of religion is in the tradition of the liberal arts, and the program in religion at the university of Tulsa stands among the other humanistic disciplines. The course of study encourages a critical approach to religious texts and traditions, emphasizing literary, historical, philosophical, theological, and moral inquiries. Course offerings are designed to expose students to the variety of religious beliefs and practices and to deepen their understanding of religious language and literature. Courses are taught in the following curriculum areas: the Bible and literature; Roman Catholic studies; ethics and society; medieval Christianity; and philosophy and religion. Like other degree programs in the humanities, the B.A. in religion cultivates the habits of mind one needs in order to think and write with care and precision, habits that are invaluable for students considering careers in law, divinity, medicine, journalism, education, and, of course, in the scholarly study of religion.
To complete a major in religion at The University of Tulsa, the student must complete 30 hours of coursework. Two-thirds of these, or 21 hours, are to be taken at the 3000-4000 level. Students are required to take two interdisciplinary courses: 1453, The Great Conversation I: Ancient and Medieval, and 2453, The Great Conversation II: Modern and Contemporary. Religion students must also take one course each in the curriculum areas of Bible and literature, philosophical theology, and Western theology, ethics and society.
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Current students should consult with a Department Advisor or College Advising Office for specific program requirements.