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Religion Programs at Reinhardt University

College of Humanities, Sciences, and Technology
Bachelor | Minor | On Campus

The Bachelor of Arts in Religion (B.A.) provides opportunities to study the meaning, purpose, and destiny of human life in relationship with diverse notions of “the sacred.” As such it equips students to understand the mental disposition, beliefs, values, experiences, and histories of communities of faith as expressed in their dependence and fellowship with God, varied worship activities, sacred literature, and service to society.

Committed to the Christian tradition and The United Methodist Church, the Religion Program offers three concentrations to prepare students for a religious career. In the Religious Studies concentration, students concentrate primarily on Biblical and Christian theological themes along with an in-depth study of one other major world religion. In the Christian Vocation – Music concentration, students concentrate on the integration of theological studies and music to serve churches in their worship ministry more effectively. In the Christian Vocation – Religious Education concentration, students concentrate on the integration of theological studies and education to serve churches in their teaching ministry more effectively.

Students might be motivated to study Religion for different reasons, including interest in local and global religious traditions, social justice and ethical responsibility, the ways human beings in the past and present have contended with conflict and hardship within religious frameworks, and how people have expressed the spiritual dimensions of their personal and communal realities.  To live in the world is to encounter Religion.  Therefore, the Religion program desires to equip students with skills of analysis and appreciation, attentiveness to context, and experience with research and interpretation that will help them contribute to their communities in ways that are self-aware, constructive, and informed.

Religion Minor

General Education:

  • REL 104 Introduction to Religion
  • REL 204 Survey of Old Testament, or REL 205 Survey of the New Testament

Any four courses in religion beyond the General Education Requirements.

What You’ll Learn at RU

Students who major in Religion are prepared for a wide array of pursuits after graduation, including work in faith communities, non-profit organizations, and graduate education in seminary, law, medicine, public health, social work, among many other options.

Upon completion of their degree, Religion majors will be able to:

  • Examine and analyze religious texts and practices within their historical and cultural contexts.
  • Identify and use an array of methodological approaches to the study of Religion.
  • Demonstrate the ability to participate in productive dialogue and discussion about issues related to the study of Religion in the 21st Century.

Religion Classes You’ll Take

The Religion Program offers a variety of courses that you can take to fulfill your degree:

  • Introduction to Religion
  • Survey of the New Testament
  • Survey of the Old Testament
  • From Galilee to Jerusalem: Jesus, the Christ
  • History, Material Culture and Ancient Israel
  • Interfaith Cooperation in a Multifaith World

Serpents, Siblings, and Sacrifice: The Book of Genesis

Possible Careers

  • Christian education at local churches
  • Community outreach programs
  • Bible teachers at Christian schools
  • Youth ministry
  • Human rights groups
  • Non-for-profits organizations
  • Missionary work
  • Graduate school or seminary

Religion Program Details

Tuition and Fees

Reinhardt’s affordable tuition helps you get the personal attention and real-world experiences that will give you a competitive edge in the World Languages and Cultures job market.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Nearly all students at Reinhardt University receive some sort of financial aid or scholarship. Find out what options you may be eligible for.

Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations and activities round out the total educational program at Reinhardt University. And there is something for everyone, from sports and outdoor recreation, to student government and leadership opportunities, to multicultural and faith-based groups.

Campus Living

Living on campus is an essential part of the college experience and will help you adjust to college life. You’ll have more opportunities to interact with faculty and friends, get involved in activities, and have easy access to classes, the library, performing arts, recreational, and athletic facilities.