BA Philosophy and Religious Studies

Religious Studies Track

Dear Philosophy and Religious Studies Major:

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed below each year are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. A sample schedule is provided as a general guideline to help you build a schedule each term. Your courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all core curriculum and state, lab science, and multicultural requirements. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for the most current curriculum.

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
PHIL 2010 or 2010H 3
REL 2020 or 2020H 3
ENGL 1101 3
MATH 1XXX 3
MCL 1001 (Foreign Language Requirement) 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
REL 3510, 3520, 3610, 3700, or 3710 3
REL 2010 3
Lab Science 4
PERS 2XXX 2
MCL 1002 or 2001 (Foreign Language Requirement) 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Complete math requirement. ≥2.0 GPA. By the end of year 1, you should have: Completed the freshman composition sequence, or placed out of requirement (ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102). Begin the MCL sequence. Completed 30 credit hours.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
REL 3220, 3300, 3330, 3340, 3350, 3360, 3500, 3504, 3505, 3600, 3630, or 3640 3
ENGL 1102 3
Lab Science 4
MCL 2001 or 2002 (Foreign Language Requirement) 3
PERS 2XXX 2
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
REL 3200, 3210, 3270, 3400, 3520, 3540, 3620, 3650, or 3800 3
REL 3510, 3520, 3610, 3700, or 3710 3
ENGL 2111, 2112 or 2113 3
Lab Science 4
HIST 2111 or 2112 (Georgia History Requirement) 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. Complete language requirement. By the end of year 2, you should have: Completed Area F prerequisite courses (PHIL 2010, REL 2020, and REL 2010). Completed math and science courses with labs. Completed 60 credit hours.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
REL 3220, 3300, 3330, 3340, 3350, 3360, 3500, 3504, 3505, 3600, 3630, or 3640 3
PHIL 3XXX or 4XXX 3
POLS 1101 (Georgia Constitution Requirement) 3
Area E Elective 3
Upper Level in PHIL or REL or a Minor 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
REL 3XXX or 4XXX 3
REL 3XXX or 4XXX 3
Area E Elective 3
Upper Level in PHIL or REL or a Minor 3
Upper Level in PHIL or REL or a Minor 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. By the end of semester 5, you should have: Taken an upper level from three lines of the REL checklist and completed the History of Religions and Sacred Texts line. Completed the required HIST and POLS courses for the Georgia History and Georgia Constitution Requirements. Submit graduation application. ≥2.0 GPA. By the end of year 3, you should have: Decided if you want to pursue a minor and if so, in which program. Visited the Office of Career Opportunities, the College of Education Advising Center, and begun to plan for life after VSU. Completed 90 credit hours.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
REL 3XXX or 4XXX 3
PHIL 3XXX or 4XXX 3
Upper Level Course from a field outside of PHIL and REL 3
Upper Level in PHIL or REL or a Minor 3
Upper Level in PHIL or REL or a Minor 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
REL 4920 3
Upper Level Course from a field outside of PHIL and REL 3
Upper Level in PHIL or REL or a Minor 3
Upper Level in PHIL or REL or a Minor 3
Upper Level in PHIL or REL or a Minor 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. Early in your final year, you should: Contact and apply for graduate study or professional school, if required for your career plans. Contact professors to write letters of reference for you. Prepare a professional resume. REL completed upper level major lines on checklist other than Senior Capstone. You should have completed 120 credit hours by the end of this semester, including all requirements as listed in the Catalog and checklist. This must include 39 credit hours at the upper level, with 6 of those upper level hours outside of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.