Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$346 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.A. in Religious Studies – Online

Navigate the cultural complexity of our diverse society

Oregon State University’s religious studies degree program online will provide you with expertise in critical reasoning and essential skills needed to navigate society’s cultural complexities.

Monique Lanier, Religious Studies undergrad

After a stroke derailed her life, Monique Lanier found the connection she'd been longing for in OSU's online religious studies program. Read her story »

Religious studies addresses the academic study of religion with a focus on the comparative study of world religions and religious diversity as well as ethics, sexuality and violence. With an eye to complexity, you will graduate with an understanding of the impact different religious traditions have made in the world and continue to make in the realms of politics, aesthetics, social structure and culture.

Oregon State Ecampus delivers a variety of degree programs online that are focused on language and liberal arts. Explore similar programs.

Broaden your knowledge base

This interdisciplinary program exposes you to the foundational texts of world religions, critical scholarship and current theoretical debates. Our world-class faculty members specialize in Buddhist, Hindu and Chinese religions in addition to Islam, Christianity, Judaism and religion in the United States.

As a student in this program, you'll be encouraged to work with your academic advisor to identify opportunities that will enhance your learning experience and personal goals. 

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by Oregon State's renowned faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation's 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success coaching, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.

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