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Admission Requirements for Students Already at NC State

Current NC State students who wish to change to a major in Religious Studies or to add a second major in Religious Studies should submit an online intra-campus transfer application using the Change of Degree Application (CODA) system.  Electronic applications may be submitted during the following review cycles: August 1 - October 1; January 1 - March 1; and June 1 - June 15.  Students who have completed at least 12 credit hours at NC State with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher will be accepted automatically.  Students who have completed at least 12 credit hours at NC State with an overall GPA between 2.0 and 2.99 are subject to individual review.  It is recommended that these students complete at least one religious studies course with a grade of B- or better before applying. For further information, please contact Student Services Assistant Stephanie Wilson at stephanie_wilson@ncsu.edu.

Bachelor of Arts Major in Religious Studies (16RELSTBA)

The major in Religious Studies consists of thirty (30) credit hours. The courses must include:

In the standard case, a course taken to satisfy one major requirement may not be counted towards satisfaction of any other major requirement. The rule of thumb is, "No double counting." A copy of any student papers written for any course above REL 317, without the instructor's comments, will be kept in a department file to help with evaluation of teaching and the curriculum.

To be admitted to the Honors Program in Religious Studies a student must first have junior standing, have completed at least 9 hours of coursework in the major, and have a 3.25 or higher GPA overall and in Religious Studies courses. Further details are available from the department.