Feb 20, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Religion

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Keith A. Reich, Chair
Jill A. Awuni

Mission Statement

The Department of Religion provides a high quality educational experience in the area of religion, embracing our Christian and Baptist Heritage and pursuing truth with academic integrity, academic freedom, and open dialogue, in order to prepare students for a wide range of careers.

Educational Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of religion as an academic endeavor.
  2. Students will demonstrate a mastery of the skills and knowledge in the fields of biblical studies, church history, and theology.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate their ideas logically, coherently, concisely, and clearly, both orally and in writing.
  4. Students will develop a plan for their professional goals through preparation for professional success or through continued education in graduate school, divinity school, or seminary.

Students who have a definite idea of educational or professional goals have the freedom to develop their own concentration within the religion major. In developing the concentration, the student may choose courses from throughout Chowan University. The concentration will replace the Thematic Course in the B.A. in Religion degree program. The following regulations apply to all concentrations:

  • A student who wishes to develop a concentration must notify his or her advisor at least 45 credit hours prior to graduation.
  • Concentrations will be developed with the assistance of the academic advisor and will be filed with the Office of the Registrar. Once the concentration plan is filed, alterations to the plan may not be made.
  • Each concentration will be composed of a minimum of 24 credit hours. Of these 24 credit hours, at least 15 hours must be completed within the Department of Religion and Philosophy and at least 15 of the 24 hours must be at the 300 or 400 level.
  • The graduate’s final transcript will indicate both the major and concentration.





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