Institute of Religion

To help students become capable and trusted disciples of Jesus Christ, religion classes are an integral part of education at Ensign College. Students are encouraged to take a religion class each semester they are enrolled. Two or more religion classes in one semester requires submission of the Permission to Enroll in a course form found at https://www.ensign.edu/forms.

Graduation Requirements for Certificates and Degrees

There is no degree, major, or minor, offered from the Ensign College Institute of Religion.  To earn any certificate or degree offered by Ensign College, the Religion Course requirements listed below must be met.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Certificate programs with 25 credits or less may not require any religion courses. See certificate requirements for details.
  • Certificate programs with 26 – 29 credits will require one religion course.
  • Certificate programs with 30 or more credits will require two religion courses.

AAS and AS Degree Requirements:

  • Two of the four cornerstone courses plus any two additional courses. 8 total credits required.

BAS Degree Requirements:

  • A minimum of 14 credits are required, comprised of the following:
    • Four cornerstone courses, 8 total credits.
    • Three additional religion courses, 6 total credits.

Transfer of Religion Credit from Other Church Schools or Institutes of Religion

Religion credit earned at Church Educational System (CES) Institutes of Religion and other CES Schools will transfer to Ensign College as an equivalent religion course or elective credit so long as the course is taken for “CES Transfer” credit and such credit is noted on an official Institute/University transcript. This policy is primarily designed to benefit Ensign College students who are participating in the online degree programs. Students who are attending Ensign College on-campus are strongly encouraged to register for religion courses offered through Ensign College.

Transfer of Academic Credits from Non-Church Schools

Students that transfer to Ensign College that have no religion credits must meet the religion requirements for graduation.  The number of academic credits being transferred, and the desired degree, help determine how many religion credits are required.  The matrix below, along with your Student Success Advisor, can help provide further guidance.

Students Seeking BAS Degrees

 

Students Seeking AAS or AS Degrees

# OF TRANSFER CREDITS

REQUIRED RELIGION CREDITS FOR GRADUATION

 

# OF TRANSFER CREDITS

REQUIRED RELIGION CREDITS FOR GRADUATION

0-14

14

0-14

8

15-29

12

15-29

6

30-44

10

30 or more

4

45-59

8

60-74

6-8

75-89

4-8

90 or more

2-8