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Department of Religion and Philosophy

ASSOCIATES OF ARTS DEGREE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

The Department of Religion and Philosophy of Shaw University offers the Associate of Arts Degree in Religious Studies, through the CAPE to meet the needs of the nontraditional student. The primary goal of the Associate of Arts Degree in Religious Studies is to provide quality religious education to persons engaging in ministry, religion, or related fields.

Candidates for the Associate of Arts Degree in Religious Studies must fulfill the degree requirements of 60 semester hours. Of these, at least 30 semester hours must be completed at Shaw University.

Core Requirements (24 Hours) 

  • English 111 and 112 (6)
  • Ethics (6)
  • Humanities (3)
  • Math (3)
  • Communication (3)
  • Social Science (3)

Department Requirements (24 Hours) 

  • REL 225 Introduction to Religion (3)
  • REL 234 World Religions or REL 232 Women in Western Religious History (3)
  • REL 235 Bible (3)
  • REL 236 History of Christianity (3)
  • REL 340 African American Religion
  • REL Electives (9 hours)

Electives (12 Hours)

(The Associates of Arts Degree in Religious Studies is presently suspended and undergoing revision.)