The Bachelor of Arts in Religion online degree completion program is designed to help meet the increasing demand for qualified and highly skilled professionals in the fields of ministry, nonprofit work, business, journalism, and other related fields, as well as the pursuit of further education. The religion program at Kentucky Wesleyan seeks to cultivate an appreciation of religious diversity by familiarizing students with the development, beliefs, and practices of multiple religious traditions. Through the religion program, students employ interdisciplinary resources in order to recognize and engage the function of religion in history, society, and culture.

Because the heritage of Kentucky Wesleyan College is United Methodist, we recognize that many of our students come from Christian traditions. At the same time, as a program in a liberal arts setting, the religion program at Kentucky Wesleyan encourages critical thinking and conversation about faith commitments. A course of study in religion develops the skills necessary to analyse and explain arguments about religion and religious positions as well as the skills to construct and present an argument.

Online Religion Degree Map

I. General Education
General Humanities (3 hours in history, 3 hours in religion) 9 credit hours
Aesthetics (3 hours must be in literature) 6 credit hours
Social Sciences (in 2 different subjects) 6 credit hours
Physical Education and Health 3 credit hours
Natural Sciences 6 credit hours
Mathematics (College Algebra, or higher) 3 credit hours
Communication Skills (2 English composition courses) 6 credit hours
* A Multi-Cultural Studies requirement needs to be met.
Total General Education Credit Hours 39 credit hours
II. Religion Major Core Courses
REL 100 Introduction to Religion 3 credit hours
REL 120 Survey of Christian Traditions 3 credit hours
REL 330 Topics in Religion 3 credit hours
REL 343 Abrahamic Faiths 3 credit hours
REL 344 Eastern Religious Traditions 3 credit hours
REL 366 Selected New Testament Readings 3 credit hours
REL 430 Religion Research (Religion Capstone) 3 credit hours
III. Philosophy Core Courses
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3 credit hours
PHIL 301 Introduction to Ethics 3 credit hours
PHIL 350 Philosophy of the Christian Religion 3 credit hours
IV. Supporting Courses
Social Sciences CJC, IDS, POLS, PSY, SOC (Actual courses depend upon transfer courses and courses scheduled.) 6 credit hours
Foreign Language Biblical or Modern (Actual courses depend upon transfer courses and courses scheduled.) 6 credit hours
Total Religion Major Credit Hours 42 credit hours
V. General Electives
Total General Electives Hours 39 credit hours
Minimum of 42 upper-level credits needed to graduate.
Total Hours Needed for Graduation (Minimum) 120 Credit Hours
Program taught in:
  • English

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