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AA - Program Requirements

Curtis Lee, Ph.D., Dean, School of Professional Studies

Sumner Campus Ministry Center

(270) 384-7322


Terry W. Swan, D.Min., Program Coordinator

John B. Begley Chapel Office Complex

(270) 384-8148


Full-time program faculty: David Calhoun, D.Min.; Troy Elmore, M.Div.; Curt Lee, Ph.D.; Terry Swan, D.Min.

Mission Statement

The Associate of Arts degree in religion prepares students with fundamental understandings of Christianity and world religions and gives them the basic tools for inquiry in matters of faith and reason.

Graduation Requirements

Some courses taken for the major may simultaneously fulfill general education requirements. Please see the Graduation Requirements (associate degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education program.

Program Requirements: 18 hours

Along with the general education program, students must complete the major’s core requirements and program electives as indicated.

A.        Core Requirements: 12 hours

  • Christian Beliefs (RELI 1003) – 3 hours
  • Old Testament (RELI 1013) – 3 hours
  • New Testament (RELI 1023) – 3 hours
  • World Religions (RELI 1203) – 3 hours

B.        Program Electives: 6 hours

Choose two additional three-hour RELI courses.

Exit Assessment

Graduation from the Associate of Arts degree program in religion requires successful completion of all program coursework with a grade of C or better.