If you are called to serve your community, are curious about the world’s religions, want to become a priest, or teach others about religious studies, the bachelor’s degree in religion can provide you with the knowledge and confidence to achieve your dreams.
When you graduate with a bachelor’s degree in religion, you will be competitive for a variety of jobs and careers. Graduates pursue careers as ordained rabbi, priests, or ministers. Another option is to become a chaplain, which is a member of the clergy in the armed forces that serves the religious needs of soldiers, sailors, and marines. Other graduates continue their studies into PhD programs and become professors, authors, and lecturers.
Bachelor degree programs in Religion feature curricula that focus on the history, tradition and cultural importance of religion in the world. This degree develops general academic understanding and critical-thinking skills in the context of religious studies. Most programs are interdisciplinary, meaning they draw upon a variety of disciplines in the humanities fields. Topics explored include Introduction to Religious Studies, Ancient Christianity, Biblical Literacy, The Life and Times of Christ, and Development of Christian Doctrine. Students should have a high school diploma or GED, and might need to take either the ACT or SAT to be admitted.