Online Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (Religion, Culture and Public Life)

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.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

Details

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.

Featured courses


REL 101: Religion, Culture and Public Life ((L or HU) & G)


REL 307: Religion: Theory and Practice (L or HU)


REL 406: Religious Studies Capstone I


REL 407: Religious Studies Capstone II


Related careers

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:

Advocate


Growth: 16.4 %
Salary: $33,120

Counselor (General)


Growth: 14.3 %
Salary: $43,370

Lawyer


Growth: 8.2 %
Salary: $119,250

Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)


Growth: 23.4 %
Salary: $48,790

News Reporter


Growth: -10 %
Salary: $39,370

Politician


Growth: 7.1 %
Salary: $25,630

Religion Professor


Growth: 12.3 %
Salary: $69,590

Religious Education Director


Growth: 7.1 %
Salary: $38,980

Religious Leader


Growth: 8.2 %
Salary: $47,100

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

The largest and most diverse college at ASU

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.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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