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LSU AlexandriaEarn your Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from top-ranked LSU Alexandria. Our program provides students with an opportunity to study the major belief systems and scriptures that have operated in human history and to prepare for successful careers in a wide range of fields, including ministry, teaching, journalism, politics, education, foreign affairs, nonprofit businesses, and publishing. Program graduates may also advance to a more focused study in graduate school, professional school, chaplain school, or divinity school. Graduates may also pursue a counseling degree at the graduate level.
When you join LSUA Online, you join a family that makes sure that your needs are met. You will have a dedicated Student Success Coach assigned to you from your application process all the way through to your graduation to support you in any way as a student. We help you along the way so that you can focus on performance in your classes.
LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students.
Students of the Bachelor of Arts program in Religious Studies can expect to gain a comprehensive, comparative, and thorough understanding of the major religious belief systems, practices, and sacred scriptures, including their origins and history, that have impacted human culture.
Developed from experienced faculty, our curriculum for the B.A. program in Religious Studies will additionally study the rituals, sacred practices, and sacred texts that have shaped culture and profound human thought.
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As an integral part of the LSU System, LSUA students receive a high-quality education led by qualified and dedicated faculty and staff. LSUA offers unique degree programs in smaller, more personalized classroom environments both on campus and online. Tuition rates at LSUA are among the most competitive in the state for this high standard of education, leaving a large portion of their students to graduate debt free. Students who attend LSUA are set up by attentive advisors to achieve the greatest success in their academic career.
The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BA in Religious Studies program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits.
Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours
Cost per credit hour (with fees): $291
Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,730
Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $34,920
Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.
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For university acceptance, first-time freshman must meet the following criteria:
Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:
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