B.A. On Campus


Rice University

48 months
52070 USD/year
52070 USD/year
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The Department of Religion at Rice University engages students in the study of diverse religious phenomena and their historical, social, political, economic and cultural contexts.


Religion at Rice University features an undergraduate major that brings undergraduates into dynamic community with distinguished faculty and their distinctive lines of research. Religion majors collaborate with faculty advisors to construct individualized concentrations of study close to students’ interests and faculty expertise. 

Learning Outcomes 

Upon completing the BA degree with a major in Religion, students will be able to:

  • Develop and apply critical toolkit to the study of religion and religious traditions including (inter)disciplinary methodologies and theories at a proficient level. 
  • Understand and interpret religious traditions by examining religion(s) as historical, social, and cultural phenomena. When appropriate, attention is given to the impact of globalism, immigration, colonialism, and other forms of transnational and multi-cultural (non)religious exchange at a proficient level. 
  • Understand and interpret the subjective dimensions of religion(s) through analyses that explore the psychological, philosophical, and cognitive dynamics of religion and religious experience at a proficient level. 
  • Understand and interpret religious traditions by examining the plurality of religious voices and expressions, including currents that have been marginalized, neglected, repressed, and censored in a variety of sociological, psychological, philosophical, and political ways at a proficient level. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Religion And Politics In Africa
  • Religion And Literature In Africa
  • Religion, Psychology & Culture
  • Religion And Cognitive Science
  • Tibetan Language And Culture
  • Magic And Popular Religion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Coalition Application or the Common Application and Rice writing supplement
  • $75 nonrefundable application fee (must be paid online)
  • Official high school transcript in English (or a certified English translation)
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Early decision agreement
  • Demonstration of English proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52070 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    52070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52070 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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