North Central College - Naperville, IL

Program and Degree Options

Effective Fall 2014

Religious Studies Major (B.A.): 30 credit hours, including REL 100 Introduction to World Religions, at least two 300-level courses, and at least one course in each of the following areas: Biblical heritage, history of religions, ethical and social dimensions of religion, and theology and philosophy of religion. All majors must register for REL 499 for one credit hour during the term immediately preceding their graduation. This course serves as an independent study that functions as the capstone course for Religious Studies majors. The independent study form for this course is due in the Office of the Registrar no later than Week 3 of the term before this course will be taken. Please consult with Religious Studies faculty for more information. For more details about specific course offerings, please click here.

Religious Studies Minor: 21 credit hours, including REL 100 Introduction to World Religions, at least one 300-level course, and at least one course in each of the four areas listed above.

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Perry Hamalis

Perry Hamalis
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Director of the Office of Academic Opportunities

“Good teaching is a living art that requires not only mastery of the subject matter, but spontaneity, respect for the uniqueness of every student, and a healthy dose of entertainment. At a college like North Central, I can build meaningful relationships that transform. The transformation certainly works upon myself and, I trust, my students and colleagues also come away from our shared experiences with a richer vision of what it’s all about.”