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Religious Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #651 (QS) Williamsburg, VA, United States
Religious Studies majors at the College of William & Mary are familiar with Eastern and Western Religions and theories of religion, and they can discuss them critically. They understand how religions are studied and the theories behind the research methods.
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Overview

All majors plan their coursework with a faculty member who serves as their major advisor. Students may ask any full-time faculty member to serve as their advisor.

Religious Studies majors at the College of William & Mary go on to a wide range of careers. Many do graduate work in Religious Studies, History, or related fields as preparation for teaching. Some go into law, medicine, government, international service, business, or the ministry.

Undergraduate Research

  • The required course for all Religious Studies majors is Theory and Method in the Study of Religion (RELG 391). Usually taken in the junior year, this course surveys the dominant methods of studying religion and the theories on which they are based. It is the foundation from which students can start to build their own research projects, if they so choose.
  • Students who want to really dig into a topic may do an Independent Studies project with a professor of their choice, or complete an Honors project.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • History and Religion of Ancient Israel
  • Christian Origins
  • Reading the Bible in Hebrew 
  • Topics in Religious Studies
  • History of Religion in East Asia
  • Religion and Ethics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A submitted application through The Common Application or The Coalition Application
  • The Secondary School Report form complete with a high school transcript and counselor letter of recommendation
  • The Midyear School Report form, should be submitted to the admission office with an updated transcript as soon as first semester grades are available
  • $75 application fee payment, or a fee waiver request

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    17434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17434 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Williamsburg

  • 1306 - 2140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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