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

Curriculum

Religious studies is a humanities-based discipline that has long been a part of the American educational landscape, relying on methods of critical academic study. The interdisciplinary curriculum of Oregon State’s religious studies program online combines a variety of related academic disciplines, including history, philosophy, anthropology, ethics, literature, philosophy, women’s studies, political science and more.

Degree requirements

A minimum of 180 quarter credits — at least 60 of which must be upper-division credits — are required to graduate with your religious studies degree, including:

Sample course topics

  • Religion and social justice
  • Religion and ethics
  • Western religious traditions
  • Religion in the Americas
  • Theories and methods of religions
  • World religions

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits in this degree program must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through OSU’s Transfer Credit Central.

Add a minor

As an OSU Ecampus student, you can add a minor to your degree program. OSU offers a diverse selection of minors online. Combine religious studies and a history minor to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's job market.

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