A Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies will develop your understanding of the spiritual, physical, mental, psychological and social dimensions of life, preparing you for careers working with churches or social agencies, or for the pursuit of advanced education.
In addition to developing basic skills in biblical interpretation, critical thinking and communication, Religious Studies students gain an understanding of spiritual formation, philosophy, Christian theology and history, and ministry. The program also offers opportunities to prepare for higher education in university, divinity or seminary studies.
The program is also offered in an online format.
Graduates with a Religious Studies degree often work in churches, for religious organizations and in denominational groups. Common careers include:
- youth and adult ministry
- counseling and recovery
- religious education and services
- missionary outreach
- crisis services
- camp administration
In addition to the University’s required general education and prerequisites, the Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies through the Degree Completion Program requires 36 hours in the major, 18 of which must be completed with the University.
Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.