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Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The Department of Religious Studies offers courses about the teachings and practices of the world’s major religions from an academic perspective. Courses focus on the history and philosophy of religions including their origins, sacred texts, rituals and practices, beliefs, and subgroups. The courses provide a broad understanding of the nature and role of religion in the world’s many cultures, present and past, for students in all fields, as well as integrated programs for majors in religious studies. Preparation: The best high school or community college preparation for an undergraduate program in religious studies is a good general background in social science and the humanities. Careers: An undergraduate major in religious studies can lead to graduate programs in religious studies either academic or professional as well as other related areas of graduate studies such as history, sociology, folklore, and various area studies (e.g., Middle East studies, East Asian languages and literatures). Students with a bachelor of arts in religious studies have had success in various professional fields such as religion, journalism, social work, education, business, and law.