Course Sequence

This suggested course sequence may be modified depending on your course background and academic goals when entering the program.

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
Foreign Language
Elective
3 Foreign Language
Elective
3
History I 1
Elective
3 History II 1
Elective
3
Math
Elective
3 Math
Elective
3
THEO 111
Theological Foundations
3 PHIL 100
Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
3
ENGL 101: English Composition
or 115: Rhetoric
3 Literature
Elective
3
Total 15 Total 15

Second Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
SOCW 206
Intro to Gender and Div. Studies 2
3 ENGL 205: Literature and the Moral Imagination2 3
Diversity in the American Context course
GDST Elective
3 Diversity in a Global Context course
GDST Elective
3
Science 3
Elective
3 Science
Elective
3
Social Science
Elective
3 Social Science
Elective
3
Theology Scripture/History/Systematics 3 PHIL 290
Theory of Knowledge
3
Total 15 Total 15

Third Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
Intersectionality course
GDST Elective
3 Theory course
GDST Elective
3
Theology Ethics/Religion/Culture 3 Philosophy
Elective
3
Science
Elective
3 E/RS Focus
Elective
3
Fine Arts
Elective
3 General Elective 3
GDST Elective4 3 GDST Elective4 3
Total 15 Total 15

Fourth Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
GDST Electives4 6 GDST Electives4 6
General Electives 9 General Electives 6
GDST 498
Capstone Course
1 GDST 499
Thesis Direction
2
Total 16 Total 14

Scheduling notes:

  1. African, Asian, or Latin American History strongly suggested
  2. Double counts for University Core Diversity Curriculum Requirement (DCR). Choose a DCR section of ENGL/FREN 205 (or one other course in a discipline other than Social Work).
  3. Ecology & People (BIOL 120) suggested
  4. GDST majors have 18 hours of electives. Students seeking a Race & Ethnicity or Women & Gender concentration should choose at least a 9 CH of their electives accordingly. Electives for the major must be taken at the 200-level or above and must come from at least three different disciplines.