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Religion Student Objectives

The Department of Religion seeks to accomplish the following:

  • To equip students with the ability to articulate a general knowledge of the contents of the Bible.
  • To equip ministry students with the information and skills necessary for them to excel academically, vocationally, and professionally.


Religion Student Requirements
  1. A student must complete all Departments of Religion general education courses with a "C" or higher for each course.
  2. A student must receive credit for RLGN 1000, Religion Seminar, for each semester that he/she is a religion major.
  3. A student must receive credit for RLGN 1001, Religion Service Learning, for each academic year (any semester within an academic year is designated as an academic year) that he/she is a religion major.
  4. A Student must successfully complete RLGN 4350, Internship in Religion, during his/her senior year at ETBU.
  5. A student must maintain a cumulative 2.25 grade point average (i.e., GPA).
  6. A student must have a 2.50 GPA for all coursework within the Department of Religion.
  7. If a student falls below the levels listed in numbers 5 and 6, he/she must retake courses to raise his/her GPA.
  8. No student may graduate with a major in Religion with less than a 2.50 GPA in his/her major courses.


Religion Department Honor Code

The Religion Department is committed to providing students a high-quality education, a sense of ethics, and a responsible spiritual and social consciousness. The Religion Department Academic Honor Code is an integral component in this process. As a requirement for continued admission, all religion majors will affirm their commitment, by their signature, to abide by the following code:

Having been called of God to the ministry and having read the Religion Department Academic Honor Code, I hereby pledge to avoid all academic dishonesty, including cheating and plagiarism, and to conduct myself in the classroom in ways that honor both God and my calling: to be respectful of others; to maintain a high level of personal integrity, moral purity, and honor; to take seriously my academic commitment to God and to all those who support me financially and emotionally; and to seek excellence and professionalism in everything I do.