The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
The Religious Studies Associate of Arts Degree Program prepares students for all and any transfer options in the area of religious studies such as upper division degrees in religious studies, biblical studies, archeology, theological or ministry paths, history, literature, humanities and interdisciplinary studies.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
The Religious Studies major is dedicated to the scholarly, historical/critical approach to the study of religious texts and traditions and works within the larger setting of the Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies.
- Demonstrate greater awareness of global religious traditions and their origins;
- Apply the appropriate lexicon to discuss religions in socio-historical contextual terms;
- Demonstrate skills in critical analysis of religious claims; and
- Identify the major world religions and their major branches in order to distinguish among different types of religions.