May 25, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 [Archived Catalog]

History—Pretheology Major (B.A.)

Special curriculum; major code BA4213

If you plan to enter a theological seminary or to do graduate study in religion, it is recommended that you take a broad program of undergraduate courses, including the following (with minimum credit suggested in each area):

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

Arrange your program to meet the requirements of the B.A. degree and the University General Education requirements . It is advisable to major in world religions, 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 also is available from the departments of English and Philosophy.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

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

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences

View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

History Hours

56 History hours and a 2.0 minimum GPA are required for the major.

History Major 200-level courses

Complete the following:

History Major Research and Writing

Complete the following:

History Additional Hours

Complete 36 additional hours above HIST 201, including at least three 300 and/or 400-level courses spanning three different periods (pre-modern history, early-modern history and modern history) and three different geographical areas (world history, European history, and North American history).  You should consult your academic advisor for assistance in choosing appropriate courses.