Religion, Bachelor of Arts

To obtain a B.A. with a major in Religious Studies, a student must fulfill university, college, and departmental requirements. Hour requirements follow:

  • 46 hours of University General Education courses
  • 16 hours of foreign languages
  • 12-19 hours college breadth requirement
  • 30 hours of major courses
  • 6-16 hours of electives

TOTAL HOURS: 120

Requirements

A Bachelor of Arts in religion consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours in the field, of which at least 18 hours must be in upper division (3000-4000 level) courses. 

The B.A. degree requires completion of a foreign language through the intermediate level.

Required Courses
RELI 1010RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD3
Select one course about scriptural traditions in the following range: (RELI 2100 - RELI 2189).3
RELI 2010RELIGION AND CRITICAL THOUGHT3
RELI 4010SENIOR SEMINAR IN RELIGION3
Electives
Remaining hours in religion shall be elected by students in accordance with their interests.18
Total Credits30

At least 18 hours of religion courses must be taken at the 3000 and 4000 levels.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
Foreign Language Course I* 5
MATH 1220
COLLEGE ALGEBRA (**)
or INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL THINKING
or QUANTITATIVE LITERACY
or DATA LITERACY AND VISUALIZATION
or ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
3
ENGL 1150 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (***) 3
RELI 1010 RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD (#) 3
*Level 1110 foreign language courses count as a Humanity/Fine Arts course and toward the BA requirement. If student is satisfying the BA requirement in an alternate way, then 16 credits will need to be added, with a Humanity/Fine Arts course included, in this plan.
**MATH 1220 and STAT 1530 require appropriate placement.
***ENGL 1150: Appropriate English placement required.
#RELI 1010 satisfies a Humanity/Fine Arts course and Global Diversity requirement, while also counting toward the Religion major.
 Credits14
Spring
Foreign Language Course II 5
CMST 1110
PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS
or ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
3
Scriptural Traditions Course RELI 2100-2189* 3
ENGL 1160 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II (**) 3
*May not be offered every semester. Offered most regularly in Summer and Fall.
**ENGL 1160: requires ENGL 1150 with grade of C- or better or placement.
 Credits14
Sophomore
Fall
RELI 2010 RELIGION AND CRITICAL THOUGHT (*) 3
Foreign Language Course III 3
Social Science 3
Natural/Physical Science Gen Ed with Lab 4
Humanities/Fine Arts course 3
*RELI 2010: Requires 3 credit hours in RELI courses or permission. May not be offered every semester. Offered most regularly in Summer and Fall.
 Credits16
Spring
Foreign Language Course IV 3
Natural/Physical Science* 3
HIST 1000 or Minor/2nd Major Course** 3
Additional QL course or Minor/2nd Major course*** 3
Social Science Gen Ed 3
*Natural/Physical Science must be in a 2nd discipline.
**A&S College Requirement Options
***A&S College Requirement Options
 Credits15
Junior
Fall
HIST 1010 or Minor/2nd Major course* 3
Additional Natural Science with Lab for A&S or Minor/2nd Major course* 3-4
Additional Humanities/Fine Arts course for A&S or course for Minor/2nd Major** 3
Social Science Gen Ed# – Add U.S. Diversity 3
RELI course 3000-4000 Level 3
*A&S College Requirement Option.
**A&S College Requirement Options. Additional Humanities/Fine Arts course must be in a 3rd discipline.
#SS must come from 2nd discipline.
 Credits15-16
Spring
RELI course 3000-4000 Level 3
RELI course 3000-4000 Level 3
Additional Social Science for A&S or Minor/2nd Major course* 3
Elective** 3
Elective 3
*A&S College Requirement Options. Additional SS must be in a 3rd discipline.discipline.
**Students need 27 upper level credits throughout the degree with at least 18 upper level credits within the major. Electives may need to be selected at the 3000-4000 level to reach these minimums.
 Credits15
Senior
Fall
RELI course 3000-4000 Level 3
RELI course 3000-4000 Level 3
Elective/Minor/2nd Major Course 3
Elective/Minor/2nd Major Course 3
Elective** 3
**Students need 27 upper level credits throughout the degree with at least 18 upper level credits within the major. Electives may need to be selected at the 3000-4000 level to reach these minimums.
 Credits15
Spring
RELI 4010 SENIOR SEMINAR IN RELIGION 3
RELI course 3000-4000 Level 3
Elective** 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
*RELI 4010: Requires 15 credit hours in RELI courses.
**Students need 27 upper level credits throughout the degree with at least 18 upper level credits within the major. Electives may need to be selected at the 3000-4000 level to reach these minimums.
120 credits minimally needed for a degree. Take as many electives as is needed to reach this minimum, while considering whether those credits can be best used toward a minor or 2nd major.
NOTE: 120 minimum credits are required for a bachelor's degree.
 Credits15
 Total Credits119-120

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.


This plan is not a contract and curriculum is subject to change


Additional Information About this Plan:
University Degree Requirements
: The minimum number of hours for a UNO undergraduate degree is 120 credit hours. Please review the requirements for your specific program to determine all requirements for the program. In order to graduate on-time (four years for an undergraduate degree), you need to take 30 hours each year.


Placement Exams: For Math, English, Foreign Language, a placement exam may be required. More information on these exams can be found at https://www.unomaha.edu/enrollment-management/testing-center/placement-exams/information.php
**Transfer credit or placement exam scores may change suggested plan of study


GPA Requirements: 2.0