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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. Most religious studies graduates pursue careers as ministers, across all religions and beliefs.  They may also find jobs in 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 jobs was $42,990 in May 2016, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,040.00.

 
 

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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.

 

 MY ACADEMIC PLAN (MAP)

Refer to My Academic Plan (Roadmap) for a recommended path and timetable, from start to graduation, for obtaining your degree or certification.

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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.

 

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Social Sciences administrative staff?

Wes Keene, MS
Division Chairperson
Social Sciences Building, Room 211

Phone: 850-769-1551, extension 3826; 850-872-3826 (direct line)

wkeene@gulfcoast.edu


Theresa Vrabel
Division Senior Administrative Assistant
Social Sciences Building, Room 210
850-769-1551, extension 3825; 850-872-3825 (direct line)

tvrabel@gulfcoast.edu

 
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