Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies

Gain some perspective. Study world religions to see the world from different points of view.

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Explore all types of religion in one of Missouri's largest, most well-established religious studies programs.

Benefit from the mentorship of expert faculty. Experience a globally-focused interdisciplinary curriculum. Train to think analytically and to read, write and speak effectively. Develop an ability to empathize with other people and understand different perspectives. Gain exceptional preparation for a range of career paths.

Choose coursework from four areas of concentration:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Religion and Culture
  • Religions of Asia
  • Religions of Europe and the Middle East

This degree is noncomprehensive — a minor or second major is required. Here’s a list our 100% online minors and majors.

Prepare for a broad range of career opportunities, such as:

  • Teacher
  • Archaeologist
  • Lawyer, international law
  • Journalist
  • Counselor
  • Social worker
  • Editor
  • Chaplain
  • Minister
  • Researcher

Enjoy a high level of academic excellence.  
Experience the resources of the oldest and largest religious studies program in Missouri and one of the largest in the Midwest. One-on-one attention from expert faculty, many of whom hold doctorates and are nationally known in their field of study.

Maximize your investment of time and money.   
We put paying for college within reach with affordable tuition. Financial aid and scholarships are available.  

Earn an accredited degree from a four-year institution.   
Our program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our fulltime faculty teach the same courses online as the seated courses offered on campus.  

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