Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

The self-designed major in Religion Studies leads to a BA or BS in Religion Studies. This major requires completion of a minimum of 13 courses. Students choosing this option must also prepare a path statement. This path statement must be approved by the chair of Religion Studies no later than the first semester of the junior year.

Students are responsible for reading course descriptions when choosing classes for their self-designed major. If they choose a class that requires permission because of prerequisites and/or is a course at another college within Exodus University and any of the graduate programs, they must seek permission using the proper procedures. Requesting permission is not a guarantee of being granted permission

Associates

Program Requirements:

60 Credit Hours | 100% Online Courses | Flexible Course Schedule

Bachelor’s

Program Requirements:

120 Credit Hours | 100% Online Courses | Flexible Course Schedule

Master’s

Program Requirements:

36 Credit Hours | 100% Online Courses | Flexible Course Schedule

Doctoral

Program Requirements:

30 Credit Hours | 100% Online Courses | Flexible Course Schedule

Program Learning Outcomes

Religious Perspectives:
Students will be able to effectively use modern programming languages to clean, organize, query, summarize, visualize, and model large volumes and varieties of religious doctrines.

Religious Organizations:
Students will possess a theoretical and applied understanding of the use of econometrics and statistics for descriptive and causal inference.

Religious Theory:
Students will be able to understand and apply religious theory to understand how ministry and other organizations interact with each other and with users/customers/clients and use this understanding to guide ministry principles.

Ministry Problem Solving:
Students will be able to solve real-world ministry-driven ministries and policy problems working with pastors, mission organizations, Christian ministers and church leaders.
Religious Communication: Students will be able to communicate their research approach and findings at an excellent level, both in writing and verbally.

Major Requirements (24 units)

Ministry Foundations (4 units)
Students learn ministry frameworks that guide biblical views for the local church. Students must take at least four units of coursework in this category.

– ESTU 322 – Introduction to Online Learning
– ESTU 430 – English Writing Skills
– ESTU 440 – Cultural Diversity

Professional Communication (2 units)
Students develop their communication skills in the context of Christian ministry. At least 2 units of coursework must be taken from this category.

– ESTU 660 – Leadership Communication
– ESTU 681 – Personal Development

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