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Bachelor of Arts in World Religions

Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$250

Understand the Role of Religion in the Development of Profound Human Culture.

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Earn your Bachelor of Arts in World Religions from top-ranked LSUA Online. 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 journalism, politics, education, foreign affairs, nonprofit businesses, and publishing. Program graduates may also advance to more focused study in graduate school, professional school, or divinity school.

Join the family of LSU campuses, offering nationally-ranked programs from campuses in Alexandria, Eunice and Shreveport, as well as the state flagship institution in Baton Rouge.

Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$250

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Earn a degree on your time.

Earning the bachelor of world religions allows students to complete their coursework while balancing work, family, and other responsibilities. This program is ideal for non-traditional students returning to college to earn a degree that leads to a career and for students who want to pursue a degree program for personal enrichment and satisfaction.

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Continuous support.

When you join LSUA Online, you join a family that makes sure that your needs are met. You will have a dedicated Learner Concierge 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.

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What will you be studying.

Students of the bachelor of arts program in world religions can expect to gain a comprehensive, comparative, and thorough understanding of the major religious belief systems and sacred scriptures, including their origins and evolution, that have impacted human history.

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Comprehensive course offerings.

Developed from experienced faculty, our curriculum for the B.A. program in world religions will additionally study the rituals, practices, and sacred texts that have shaped culture and profound human thought.


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Cost

Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $250

Fees: $20 one time only application fee and $50 per course Online Program fee

Total cost: $32,020

 

Admission Requirements

For university acceptance, first-time freshman must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete high school Core curriculum for college readiness in place at time of high school graduation
  • Not be required to take more than one developmental course
  • Have a high school grade point average of at least 2.0
  • Meet one of the following:
    • Have an ACT composite of 20 or higher
    • Have a high school Core grade point average of at least 2.0

Transfer students to LSU must meet one of the following sets of criteria:

  • Have earned a transferable associate degree or higher
  • Have earned at least 18 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • Have earned from a community college at least 12 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0, or meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution
Course Listings
  • RELG 1004 - Old Testament | Credit Hours: 3
  • RELG 1005 - Introduction to New Testament | Credit Hours: 3
  • RELG 2025 - World Religion | Credit Hours: 3
  • RELG 3029 - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam | Credit Hours: 3
  • RELG 3030 - Religion in America | Credit Hours: 3
  • RELG 4001 - History of Christian Thought | Credit Hours: 3
  • RELG 4010 - History of Christian Thought to the 16th Century | Credit Hours: 3
  • RELG 4227 - Contemporary Christian Thought | Credit Hours: 3
  • RELG 4027 - Asian Religions | Credit Hours: 3
  • World Religions Electives | Credit Hours: 9

Additional Requirements

  • Foreign Language Electives Credits: 12
  • 12 hours in one language or 9 hours in one language and 3 in another or 6 hours in one language and 6 in another.
Why choose LSUA?

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.