Religious Studies, B.A.

The major program in religious studies includes four interrelated areas of study: comparative religion, biblical studies, Christianity and Christian ethics. A candidate for this degree must complete courses in each area for a total of 10 units plus those three per the general university requirements, for a total of 13 units overall. Units assigned to each discipline may, with departmental advisement, be modified to meet the career needs of students.

Majors should consult course descriptions for classifications of each course.

General Education Requirement
NUB 102NU Beginnings 11
Foundation Courses27
Distribution Courses33
Major Requirement
REL 206World Religions3
REL 211Introduction to Hebrew Scriptures3
REL 216Jesus the Christ3
REL 217Christian Sacraments3
REL 219Introduction to Christian Scriptures3
REL 256Christian Morality3
REL 317Christian Ministry3
Comparative Religion Elective3
Christian Ethics Elective3
Advised Electives30
REL 499Senior Seminar3
Total Credits121

All Niagara University students entering as freshmen are required to take the one credit Niagara University Beginning seminar course (NUB 102 NU Beginnings) in addition to the 20 general education requirements.

Comparative Religion

REL 101Introduction to Religion3
REL 206World Religions3
REL 246Religion and Science3
REL 250Comparative Religion3
REL 280Hieroglyphs to Hashtags3
REL 306Judaism & Christianity3
REL 309Hinduism & Buddhism3
REL 370Islam3
REL 375Islam and the West3

Christian Ethics

REL 215Christian Vision of the Human Person3
REL 256Christian Morality3
REL 335Christian Spirituality3
REL 356Marriage and Familty Today3
REL 357Christian Social Responsibility3
REL 358Morality And Medicine3