We teach a variety of world religions, including Native American and African Religions, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, as well as in a number of themes that cross the boundaries of religion.
The Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies serves as a basis for students who wish to pursue the study of religion or theology as a career, for students preparing for a career in counseling, education, business, law or medicine, or for students who wish to undertake a dual major in a related field. We also offer combined/accelerated degree pathways.
Our Master of Arts in Religious Studies is designed to give students maximum flexibility in pursuing their research interests, while providing a firm foundation in both the general academic study of religion and the student’s area of specialization. In addition to our MA, we offer combined graduate degree pathways.
Combined Degree Pathways
BA / JD
Under this pathway, Religious Studies majors have the opportunity to enter the FIU College of Law after their junior year, allowing them to earn a baccalaureate (BA) degree in Religious Studies and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence (J.D.) in six years.
BA / MA
To be considered for admission to the combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program, students must have completed at least 75-90 credits in the bachelor’s degree program at FIU and meet the admissions criteria for the graduate degree program to which they are applying.
MA / PhD
The combined M.A. in Religious Studies/Ph.D. in International Relations or a Ph.D in Global and Sociocultural Studies allows qualified graduate students to pursue both degrees simultaneously.