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Religious Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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By introducing students to a wide variety of religious traditions, Religious Studies from University of Richmond curriculum helps students think broadly and clearly about this critical force in world affairs. Religious Studies majors learn thinking, reading, writing and communication skills that prepare them for all sorts of future careers and advanced degrees.

Graduates with Religious Studies from University of Richmond will gain skills in:

  • Developing a global perspective
  • Conveying complex information
  • Analyzing texts and social behavior
  • Understanding assumptions and presuppositions
  • Reasoning logically
  • Writing effectively
  • Linking specific issues to broad concepts
  • Acknowledging and weighing perspectives

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:

  • Symbol, Myth and Ritual
  • The Bible as Literature
  • Religion and History
  • The History of Israel
  • Lost Christianities
  • New Testament
  • Jesus in History and Tradition
  • Sex and Family in the Greek and Roman Worlds
  • Sacred Arts of India
  • Body/Sex in World Religious Literature
  • Queers in Religion
  • Native American Religions
  • Religion & the Medieval Imagination
  • Religion and the Arts
  • Varieties of Christian Ethics
  • Religion and Literature
  • Ethics, Religion and the Environment
  • Witchcraft and Its Interpreters
  • Ninety-nine Names of God
  • Saints and Sinners in Muslim Literature
  • The Hebrew Prophets
  • Hebrew and Christian Wisdom Literature

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Candidates for admission must have a high school diploma (or recognized equivalent)
  • Must have completed a minimum of 16 units of secondary school coursework. Minimum requirements include four units in English, three in college preparatory mathematics (including Algebra I, II, and Geometry), and at least two each in history, laboratory science, and a second language (two units of the same language, including American Sign Language). 
  • SAT or ACT Test Requirements
  • Present evidence of academic achievements in the form of a high school transcript, which indicates that they have received, or are in the process of earning, a high school diploma. 
  • International students must present comparable evidence of academic achievement. 
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56860 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56860 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Richmond

  • 1071 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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