Online Bachelor’s in Religious Studies
- Next Start Date: February 13, 2017
- Estimated Program Length: 16 Months*
- Semester Hours: 48 Hours
- Cost Per Semester Hour: $300
* Major coursework may be completed in as little as 16 months.
The 48-semester hour Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies program prepares students to further their careers including opportunities such as entering theological seminaries or graduate schools of religion and philosophy. This degree program is also ideal for individuals who would like to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith. The curriculum includes courses on topics such as the biblical studies, theology, Greek language, interpretation, the study of religion in a global context, Christian ministry, and faith at work in the community. It combines an understanding of Christianity in the 21st century with the study of religion.
Students also have the unique opportunity to travel to Israel for three to six weeks during the summer and participate in undergraduate archaeological field research. This newly approved study abroad program takes place at Tel Azekah, just 17 miles west of Jerusalem.
King University’s religious studies program is distinguished by our commitment to providing students with a specialized, up-to-date study of faith, while still honoring King’s almost 150 year Christian heritage and Reformed tradition. Graduates will be prepared for further study or careers in a variety of fields such as pastoral ministry, teaching, mission, social work, law, business, international opportunities, the social sciences and education. Our online courses are the same courses as those delivered on campus.
This program is comprised of a 48 semester hour major (12 courses) and major coursework may be completed in as little as 16 months. A total of 124 semester hours are required to graduate from King University.
Students that need additional core and/or elective courses to fulfill the 124 semester hours may transfer those credit hours from another accredited institution or register for core and elective courses offered each semester through the Pathway and Quest programs at King University.
Students must have previously earned 45 semester hours to gain admission into the online bachelor of science in religious studies program.
General Education Core Requirements
A minimum of 30 semester hours in general education courses is required prior to graduation, including one course from each of the following categories:
- English composition
- College mathematics
- Science with laboratory
- Human culture (religion, psychology, sociology, foreign language)
- U.S. and global citizenship (economics, history, philosophy, political science)
Prior to graduation from King, a comprehensive general education assessment test is required. A pass or fail test, the Outcomes Assessment at King (OAK) becomes available in your student portal upon entering your last semester of classes. The OAK is comprised of 75 general education questions.
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