The online Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies concentration in Religion, Culture and Public Life focuses on the study of the world’s religious beliefs, traditions, cultures and phenomena across the globe. Students will learn to work with diverse populations, analyze problems from multiple perspectives and find, critically analyze, and to clearly communicate information.
Next start date: 05/18/2020
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
Religion is a crucial part of human culture. For many people, religion informs who they are, how they understand others, how they feel about life and death, how they approach gender roles, sexuality, and the body, how they dress and what they eat. Religious Studies explores the impact of religion on social and public life in cultures around the world. It examines how religion operates in daily life and how it is represented in art, popular culture, print and digital media, and film.
This degree prepares students to understand and navigate religious diversity in domestic and global contexts. It trains them to see the significance of religious identities and sensibilities in the professional world. It also hones students’ professional skills, such as intercultural literacy, critical thinking, analytical writing and speaking. Graduates from the program go on to serve in a range of settings, including government and non-government organizations, health delivery, human resources, and legal counseling, education, media, and publishing.
Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (Religion, Culture and Public Life) have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:
ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.
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