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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

English—Pretheology Major (B.A.)

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Special curriculum; major code BA5233

If you are in the College of Arts and Sciences and plan to enter a theological seminary or do graduate study in religion and are interested in English, complete the specific requirements (listed below) for the Bachelor of Arts degree in English (BA5231, BA5232). You are encouraged to take a broad program, including the following (with suggested minimum quarter hours):

  • philosophy and world religions (12)
  • courses on the texts and history of religions (15)
  • English composition and literature, world literature (21)
  • history, including HIST 354, 356C, and 370 (15)
  • social sciences (21)
  • foreign languages (18)
  • natural sciences (9)
  • public speaking (3)

Arrange your program to meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree and the University General Education requirements. It is advisable to major in philosophy, English, or one of the social sciences. Check the entrance requirements of the theological seminaries, other religious educational institutions, or graduate schools of your choice and plan your curriculum accordingly. A pretheology major is also available from the Department of History or Philosophy.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must complete all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements

Please see the College of Arts and Sciences  for college-level requirements.

Program Requirements

The major requirement for the literature-based B.A. degree consists of at least 59 hours above 199, including:

Two of the following seven (but no more than one from 301,302, 303)*:

Eight hours of:


16 hours of elective coursework at the 300 or 400 level

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