Religious Studies major requirements

  • RELG 100 World Religions

One course in sacred scripture

  • RELG 101 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
  • RELG 108 Introduction to the New Testament

One course in beliefs and practices

  • RELG 210 Judaism & Islam
  • RELG 300 Philosophy and Religions of Asia

Two courses in Theology/Philosophy

  • RELG 113 Christian Faith and Theology
  • RELG 207 Ethics
  • RELG 213 Philosophy of Religion
  • RELG 313 Modern Christian Theology

The following two courses

  • RELG 450 Senior Research
  • RELG 452 Senior Project

Three electives in Religious Studies

Pre-Seminary program

A liberal arts education is the best preparation for future leadership in religious communities, where proven leaders who are intellectually supple can thrive in multicultural settings.

Take the following courses

Alterations available for those seeking theological training outside of a Christian context.

  • RELG 101 Introduction to Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
  • RELG 108 Introduction to New Testament
  • RELG 200 Topics in the History of Christian Thought
  • RELG 100 World Religions

Take the following courses in consultation with the department

  • GREK 101G Elementary Greek I and
  • GREK 102G Elementary Greek II or LATN 101G Elementary Latin I

Co-curricular involvement

  • Participation in the Lux Program for Church and Religious Leadership
  • An international experience
  • An internship or volunteer experience in a religious community
  • Participation in service projects and trip

Religious Studies minor required courses 

Two of the following three courses from Religious Studies:

  • RELG 100 Religions
  • RELG 101 Holy Books
  • One 200-level course
  • One 300-level course

As well as three electives in Religious Studies.

Transfer Credits:

Across the Core Curriculum and other programs of Monmouth College, most transfer courses are accepted. Departments Chairs have the final determination regarding how transfer credit will be applied to meet major or minor requirements. More information for transfer students is available on our Admission Transfer Credits page.