Religious Studies BA Fully Online:
With a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from FIU Online, you'll earn an interdisciplinary degree that provides a thorough study of the history, beliefs and practices of the world’s religions. You'll explore eastern and western religions, learn to think critically, and develop exceptional skills as a researcher and writer. The curriculum is comparative and cross-cultural, with a focus on peace and conflict, and gaining a deeper understanding of communities of multiple religious faiths. The fully online degree is an excellent preparation for master's studies as well as those students interested in a career in education, counseling, business, politics, law, or medicine.
With FIU Online, you can learn anywhere, anytime. Our interactive technology enables you to watch lectures, get real-time feedback from your instructors, and collaborate with classmates on projects. Plus, we provide you with a personal success coach who will provide you with one-on-one guidance every step of the way.
Program Completion Requirements
A total of 120 credits are required for the Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies.
The major in religious studies requires 36 credit hours with a grade of 'C' or better.
Foundation Course (3 credits), a course that introduces students to the world's great religious traditions as well as various multicultural approaches and interdisciplinary approaches in the study of religion:
REL 3308 – Studies in World Religions
Area Courses (12 credits), one course in each of the following areas in order to develop an awareness of the breadth of the field and provide a foundation for more specialized studies:
Indigenous and Other Religious Traditions
Society, Culture, and Ethics \
Focus Courses (18 credits), including at least 12 or more credits in Religious Studies and up to 6 credits in related studies, aimed at building in depth knowledge of a particular area, theme, or tradition. Related studies are selected from courses in:
other appropriate departments
Capstone Course (3 credits), a senior or capstone seminar covering advanced methodology in the study of religion:
REL 4030 – Methods in the Study of Religion
This course examines a number of the most important methods used in the academic study of religion, together with representative examples of the use of these methods.
Prerequisites: Religious Studies major status or permission of the instructor .