May 20, 2024  
Transfer Course Guide 
Transfer Course Guide

SMC Associate in Religious Studies - BA Religion

Religion BA Requirements with Associate in Religious Studies

Core Curriculum and General Education Transfer Equivalencies   (40-44 Hours)

Specified Core Curriculum

Students earning a bachelor’s degree must complete all Core Curriculum requirements.  The following specific core curriculum courses are required.

SWU Specified Core Curriculum Requirements Equivalent Spartanburg Methodist College Courses
BIBL 1053  Old Testament RELI 211 Old Testament
BIBL 1063   New Testament RELI 212 New Testament
PSYC 2003   General Psychology PSYC 101 General Psychology
RELG 3383  Theology for Ministry I (in place of RELG 2403  ) No equivalent course
RELG 4203   The Ministry of Preaching (in place of ENGL 2103  ) No equivalent course
BIOL 1054  Survey of Anatomy and Physiology (Sports Ministry Concentration only) BIOL 210 or BIOL 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology I or II

Areas of Concentration:

Bible Concentration (34 Hours)
Children’s Ministry Concentration (58 Hours)
Christian Ministry Concentration  (54 Hours)
Christian Worship Concentration (65 Hours)
New Testament Greek Concentration  (34 Hours)
Sports Ministry Concentration  (54 Hours)
Youth Ministry Concentration  (58 Hours)

Major Courses with SMC Equivalents

SWU Major Requirements Equivalent Spartanburg Methodist College Courses
RELG 3753   History of Christianity RELI 240 History of Christianity
PHIL 3003   Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy
SOSC 1003   Introduction to Sociology SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology


Transfer Spartanburg Methodist General Electives  

In addition to core curriculum/general education requirements (40-44 credit hours) and major course requirements, students must complete elective coursework appropriate to their degree.  A minimum of 120 credit hours is rquired for most bachelor’s degrees, including elective coursework.  Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to identify courses that complement their program area.

Total (120 Hours)

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