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Division of Continuing Studies


The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in religion.


30 hours from the department of religion

  • No less than 9 hours upper division from UNO


An allied field of 1-9 credit hours of philosophy may be used as part of the 30 hours in the area of concentration.

  • Philosophy or
  • Nine hours from the following
    • PHIL 3200 Philosophy of Religion
    • SOC 4850 Sociology of Religion
    • HIST 2190 History of the Middle East
    • HIST 4720 The Holocaust
    • BLST 2730 Religion & Theology in Afro-America

Additional information:

Students interested in graduate studies should contact the graduate adviser in the religion department to make sure necessary classes are taken to enter graduate programs.


No course from a two-year institution which is also offered as an upper division course at UNO can be used in this area of concentration.

Additional Information:

National Certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership is available. Requirements may be met through coursework in your core requirement. Please see an advisor for details.

Career Information:
An area of concentration in religion studies the nature of religious beliefs and traditions from an academic perspective. Students can select coursework from a variety of different religious traditions, including the impact of religion on literature, media, ethics, and gender roles. It will also provide the necessary knowledge to pursue an advanced degree, if desired. Religion students may find careers in social/human services, counseling, religious or nonprofit organizations, government, retirement facilities, youth programs, corrections, education, journalism, public relations, and within particular religious ministries.

For more career information, check out College Board - Religious Studies or UNO Career Center.

Revised 02/09