Religious Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Examine the role of world religion.

Do you have critical reading and writing skills? Are you interested in understanding religion and the role it plays in our world? If so, you may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies.

Within the Religious Studies major, students may choose from three different areas of focus:

  • Christian Theology
  • Lay Ministry
  • Religious Studies

The Christian Theology emphasis focuses on the conversation between Christian faith and reason. Practical experience applying theology to work in religious organizations is the core of the Lay Ministry focus. Diverse religious traditions, as well as the interaction between religion and culture, are the focus of Religious Studies. All three areas of study cultivate critical thinking and are particularly amenable to combinations with another major. Graduates from Regis University have gone on to pursue a wide range of careers in business, law, education, the arts, volunteer work with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and other organizations, parish work, and religious life. They have pursued graduate work at some of the most prestigious graduate programs in the country.

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Program Snapshot

Course Format
On campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters 

Cost of Attendance

Sample Religious Studies Classes

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RT 301: In the Beginning: Bible and Belief

Introduces the study of the Old and New Testaments, the historical background of the texts and what its authors have to say to people today on important religious questions.

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RT 305: Belief and Unbelief

Explores questions of belief and doubt from Christian and secular perspectives, for example, regarding science, philosophy  and the experience of suffering.

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RT 310: Science and Religion

An investigation into the relationship between science and religion, including its history as well as its different possibilities, e.g., conflict, independence and dialog.

Program Details

Get all the details on our B.A. Religious Studies program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Religious Studies Career Paths


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How to Apply

To apply to the B.A. Religious Studies program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcripts with a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Essay
  • One letter of recommendation

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can help you through the entire application process, evaluate your prior learning credit (AP, IB, etc.) and provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Full-time tuition: $39,260/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part-time (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,309/credit hour

Tuition does not include fees, room and board or personal expenses. For full cost of attendance information, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

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Admissions Timeline

Regis University has a rolling admissions policy. However, you are encouraged to submit your application by the priority deadlines:

| Incoming Freshmen: April 15
International Students: July 1
Transfer Students: August 1

Incoming Freshmen: Dec 1
International Students: Nov 1
Transfer Students: Dec 1

A Culture of Excellence

The Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies is offered by the Religious Studies Department within Regis College.