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75 BA Programs in Religious Studies

Earning a BA in Religious Studies can be great choice for students who want to gain a broader perspective on religion and how it has impacted human history. Religion is an integral part of society. Even people who don’t actively participate in organized religion are regularly impacted by the actions and motivations of those who do. Graduates who hold a BA in Religious Studies are well positi… Read more

Earning a BA in Religious Studies can be great choice for students who want to gain a broader perspective on religion and how it has impacted human history. Religion is an integral part of society. Even people who don’t actively participate in organized religion are regularly impacted by the actions and motivations of those who do. Graduates who hold a BA in Religious Studies are well positioned to better understand some of the most complex issues facing society.

Prospective students often ask, “What is a BA in Religious Studies?” It involves the study of the world’s religions. Other courses that may be included in the curriculum are ones involving anthropology, sociology, philosophy and history.

There are many reasons students choose to obtain religious studies degrees. This field of study can help individuals discover their true passions and put them on a path to achieve their desired goals. It can also enlighten them about employment opportunities they never knew existed and lay the groundwork for rewarding careers in a variety of vocations.

There are many outstanding domestic and international schools that offer degrees in religious studies. The cost can vary by institution. When considering a program, prospective students should thoroughly research it to confirm that it meets their needs and verify all program costs and admissions fees. Speaking with an admissions officer is often the best way to go about the process.

There are many things you can do with a BA in Religious Studies; it is a degree with no limitations. Some graduates pursue positions as clergy members and church administrators. Other options include careers as social workers and counselors. Nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are other organizations that hire individuals with religious studies degrees. It can also be a building block for a career in education, medicine, law or journalism.

Interested students should start to explore their options for obtaining a BA in Religious Studies. Our database is a great place to begin the process. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Studying Religion at the University of Stirling gives you a chance to do all this. You’ll explore how the meaning of “Religion” differs around the world, and take a positive a ... +

Studying Religion at the University of Stirling gives you a chance to do all this. You’ll explore how the meaning of “Religion” differs around the world, and take a positive approach to considering how the term might be re-interpreted. -
BA
Full-time
48 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Wartburg College
Waverly, USA

Students in religion and philosophy are prepared for many paths, including seminary, graduate work in religion, church-related vocations, community leadership, and advanced st ... +

Students in religion and philosophy are prepared for many paths, including seminary, graduate work in religion, church-related vocations, community leadership, and advanced study in another field. Our graduates are equipped to bring greater meaning and purpose to any profession with enhanced ethical and analytical skills and widening perspectives. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Redlands
Redlands, USA

Can you understand the world you live in without studying religion? Probably not. Underlying most human endeavors – whether politics, business, medicine, psychology, family li ... +

Can you understand the world you live in without studying religion? Probably not. Underlying most human endeavors – whether politics, business, medicine, psychology, family life, and personal fulfillment-is a complex array of religious beliefs, spiritual yearning, and existential questions. The study of Religion explores the religious beliefs, actions, and cultural practices of individuals and communities across the world and throughout history. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 

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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The BA in Religious Studies is ranked as one of the best programs in The Netherlands, featured at the top 100 universities in the country. An interdisciplinary bachelor, taugh ... +

The BA in Religious Studies is ranked as one of the best programs in The Netherlands, featured at the top 100 universities in the country. An interdisciplinary bachelor, taught entirely in English, with an international classroom and staff, who is recognized globally for the high quality of research. The program relates the latest research and theories to the current developments, and it has small classes, which are provided with intensive supervision. It is taught at a non-denominational university, in a city that is a vibrant yet safe place to live. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English (UK), Dutch
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 
Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Arts
Hong Kong

The programme provides an excellent opportunity to study major world religions, philosophical traditions, and ethical schools of thought in a systematic and critical way. Stud ... +

The programme provides an excellent opportunity to study major world religions, philosophical traditions, and ethical schools of thought in a systematic and critical way. Students will develop a capability in correlating religious ideas and values, as well as philosophical and ethical thought with both the personal quest for meaning in life and the reflection of contemporary socio-cultural issues, such as life and death, gender equality and social justice. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English (UK)
01 Sep 2022
Campus
 
KU Leuven: Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Leuven, Belgium

Interested in the study of theology and religion? In Leuven we offer an internationally renowned Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies. In a three-year program (full- or ... +

Interested in the study of theology and religion? In Leuven we offer an internationally renowned Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies. In a three-year program (full- or part-time) students are initiated in all areas that together constitute Christian theology; in addition, particular attention is given to the contribution of religious studies, classical and modern languages, and philosophy. In some cases students can be granted advanced standing and as such admission to the Abridged Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies (between 45 to 120 ECTS). -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, USA

The Religion major allows students to explore their passions, interests, and ideas in an inclusive, student-centered environment. Students study religion at the intersections ... +

The Religion major allows students to explore their passions, interests, and ideas in an inclusive, student-centered environment. Students study religion at the intersections of culture, history, politics, ethics, conflict, and peace. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
29 Aug 2022
Campus
 
Moravian University
Bethlehem, USA

In the Department of Religion, faculty and students study the religious traditions of the world and explore the nature and function of religion in human experience. Through mu ... +

In the Department of Religion, faculty and students study the religious traditions of the world and explore the nature and function of religion in human experience. Through multidisciplinary methods engaging sacred texts, theology, ritual, belief, culture, history, and more, we investigate the ways religion enriches and complicates the lives of people as a major source of people's values, ideals, and practices. Students acquire skills in thinking and reading, speaking and writing, and learn how to approach and understand cultures radically different from their own. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Loras College
Dubuque, USA

Religion begins with a desire to understand the purpose of existence; theologies argue that certain reasons for existence are unique and true. At Loras, majors in Religious St ... +

Religion begins with a desire to understand the purpose of existence; theologies argue that certain reasons for existence are unique and true. At Loras, majors in Religious Studies and Theology majors expand their worldviews and reflect on the complexities of religions and spirituality in the modern world. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Asbury University (ACBSP)
Wilmore, USA

The Worship Arts major at Asbury is dedicated to equipping young men and women in using the arts to engage their culture with the truth and love of Jesus Christ. It is a progr ... +

The Worship Arts major at Asbury is dedicated to equipping young men and women in using the arts to engage their culture with the truth and love of Jesus Christ. It is a program where passion runs alongside excellence in practice, where classes are designed to lead your heart as well as train your mind. We want to use music, the visual arts, and drama to lead people who don’t know Jesus to Him and to lead those who do know Him closer to Him. The foundation for the Worship Arts major is a broad set of classes ranging from Worship theology and Worship history to classes that engage students about their relationship with Jesus to courses that cover a broad range of the worship arts with classes in music, drama, media, and graphic design. Then on this foundation, you can specialize in one (or more) of three areas: music, drama, or visual arts. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The Honours program may be taken with a specific focus in the following areas of specialization or in combination

The Honours program may be taken with a specific focus in the following areas of specialization or in combination -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Feb 2023
30 Sep 2022
Campus
 
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Interested in the study of theology and religion? KU Leuven’s internationally renowned 3-year Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies will initiate you in all areas that to ... +

Interested in the study of theology and religion? KU Leuven’s internationally renowned 3-year Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies will initiate you in all areas that together constitute Christian theology. Particular attention is given to a deeper understanding of the Christian tradition and the history of the Church, the improvement of the knowledge of modern and Biblical languages, philosophy, and other human sciences, and the stimulation of interest in the mutual relationships between the various Christian churches and between Christianity and other world religions. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Boyce College
Louisville, USA

Earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as few as five years. There has never been a more rigorous and expedient way to prepare for gospel ministry. Experience the rigor of ... +

Earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as few as five years. There has never been a more rigorous and expedient way to prepare for gospel ministry. Experience the rigor of seminary while enjoying the rich community of Boyce. -
BA
Full-time
5 years
English
Campus
 
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Owensboro, USA

The Bachelor of Arts in Religion online degree completion program is designed to help meet the increasing demand for qualified and highly skilled professionals in the fields o ... +

The Bachelor of Arts in Religion online degree completion program is designed to help meet the increasing demand for qualified and highly skilled professionals in the fields of ministry, nonprofit work, business, journalism, and other related fields, as well as the pursuit of further education. The religion program at Kentucky Wesleyan seeks to cultivate an appreciation of religious diversity by familiarizing students with the development, beliefs, and practices of multiple religious traditions. Through the religion program, students employ interdisciplinary resources in order to recognize and engage the function of religion in history, society, and culture. -
BA
English
Online
 
Fresno Pacific University
Fresno, USA

The biblical and theological studies program will help you discern and prepare for the call to serve God and the church and to deepen your knowledge of Scripture and ministry.

The biblical and theological studies program will help you discern and prepare for the call to serve God and the church and to deepen your knowledge of Scripture and ministry. -
BA
Full-time
English
Campus