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Religion Option, Liberal Arts A.A.

 

INTERESTED in a degree in religion?

If you're eager to learn about a wide range of religious phenomena from the major world religions Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam, then Gulf Coast State College's Religion degree transfer track is something you'll want to explore. Our professors will teach you how to be critical thinkers while you learn more about the nature of religious belief and traditions.

The Religion Option, Liberal Arts A.A. degree attracts students who practice various religious traditions as well as those who aren't particularly religious, but enjoy exploring various points of view.  In today's global society, a basic knowledge about other cultures and religious perspectives is indispensable. Collecting data, synthesizing it, and presenting it are vital skills in the study of religion and in most professions. Developing an understanding and tolerance of differing cultures and beliefs also translates well to the workforce, especially in jobs that require relating and reaching out to others, building relationships, or incorporating many perspectives at once. 

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deadline April 15th

 

Program Requirements

Communications Area  CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area 6
See General Education Requirement 
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science See General Education Requirement 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Electives
 Electives 24
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 60

Recommended electives:

•ANT2000, Anthropology, 3 crs. (Meets Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences requirement for A.A.)

EUH1001, Western Civilization II (Meets Social Sciences, History requirement for A.A.)

SYG2000, Sociology, 3 crs. (Meets Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences requirement for A.A.)

+*REL2121, Religion in American Life, 3 crs. (Meets Humanities, Philosophy/Religion requirement for A.A.)

+*REL2300, Religions of the World, 3 crs. (Meets Humanities, Philosophy/Religion requirement for A.A.)

+*REL2315, Eastern Religions, 3 crs. (Meets Humanities, Philosophy/Religion requirement for A.A.)

+*PHI2010, Introduction to Philosophy, 3 crs. (Meets Humanities, Philosophy/Religion requirement for A.A.)


• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 

How much can I earn & what jobs can I get with a undergraduate degree in religion?

The most obvious careers for religious studies graduates are as ministers, across all religions and beliefs, as well as research and teaching at every level. However, a significant number of graduates with degrees in religion choose occupations in the community and social service fields. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) shows differing salaries for jobs in this degree.  The median salaries for community and social service occupations was $42,010 in May 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $36,200.00.

Business/International Business Advertising/Marketing Journalism
Peace Corp Counseling Social Work
Professor Clergy Public Administration
Non-Profit Director State Department Worker Foreign Service
 

my academic plan (MAP)

Refer to My Academic Plan (MAP-AA/Liberal Arts (RELG-AA)) for a recommended path and timetable, from start to graduation, for obtaining your degree or certification.

 Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

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Ready to apply?  You’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

 

CONTACT AN ADVISOR

Tara VanNette 
Associate Professor, Social Sciences Division
Phone: 850-769-1551, extension 2830

tvannette@gulfcoast.edu

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Dr. Richard Baldwin, Ph.D.
Professor, Social Sciences Division
Phone: 850-769-1551, extension 6005

rbaldwin@gulfcoast.edu

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Jennifer Linn Hamilton
Associate Professor,  Social Sciences Division
Phone: 850-769-1551, extension 5850

jhamilton@gulfcoast.edu

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Daniel Hudson, MDV
Associate Professor, Social Sciences Division
Phone: 850-769-1551, extension 2833

dhudson@gulfcoast.edu

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