Comparative Religion, Associate in Arts

Program Code: 0210


If you are fascinated by religious questions and traditions, and enjoy exploring many points of view, consider this area of study. In jobs that require relating to others, reaching out to them, building bridges, or incorporating many perspectives at once, knowledge of religion will provide an excellent foundation.

This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Comparative Religion. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an AA degree. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below. Following this pathway will help you get your associate degree, which will increase your chances of transfer to Bachelor’s-level programs of study. Choose Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) courses to fulfill general education requirements whenever possible. Visit and speak with your college advisor to learn more about IAI.

As of July 2014, World Language courses are no longer a degree requirement. In the sequence below, World Language courses are called out as suggested electives. World Language courses are included for students who are transferring to a four-year institution with a World Languages requirement. Please talk with your College Advisor to determine the best education plan for you.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
MATH 125 Introductory Statistics 1 4
Fine Arts course 1 3
Humanities course 1 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Semester 2
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Physical Sciences course 1 4
Fine Arts & Humanities course 1 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences course (HD) 1 3
Semester 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences course 1 3
World Language course 2 4
Semester 4
Life Sciences course 1 4
World Language course 2 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences course 1 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
Pathway Elective 2 3
 Total Hours62

General Education Requirement


Pathway Elective

Pathway ElectiveS

ANTHRO 202Cultural Anthropology (HD)3
PHIL 108Philosophy Of Religion3
RELIGN 101Introduction To Religion3
RELIGN 102The Bible - Hebrew Old Test3
RELIGN 103The Bible - New Testament3
RELIGN 104Islamic Scriptures: The Qur'an3
RELIGN 106Comparative Religion I/Eastern Religion (HD)3
RELIGN 107Com Rel II Western Religion (HD)3
RELIGN 108Religion And Psychology3
SOC 110Religion And Society3

Recommended electives may vary by transfer institution. Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

Institution-specific transfer guides and agreements can be found on CCC's transfer site.