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Religious Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
The study of Religious Studies from the University of Oklahoma is not intended to promote or critique any particular religious faith. Nor does it seek to encourage or discourage religious practice or expression. More broadly, by providing a greater understanding of religion in its pluralistic expressions the department will promote a more informed citizenry. 
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Overview

The relationship of religion to other societal, cultural, and political activity means that the study of religion informs the understanding of all human activity.

The Religious Studies from the University of Oklahoma  department works closely with the university's International Programs office and the College of International and Area Studies to identify and/or coordinate study abroad experiences for our students.

Career

This will prepare future journalists, teachers, lawyers, doctors, and business leaders to operate in the complex religious milieu of the coming decades. Within the department, students complete two introductory courses, choose three religious traditions from three distinct cultures, and choose elective courses in religion and literature/the arts, religion, and social organization/politics, religion and history, and religion and philosophy. 

Travel abroad is also available to meet the requirements of the elective category. Students use their electives to craft a concentration or specialization in preparation for graduate or professional schools.  

Specializations in either the major OR minor are available in Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Biblical Literature, or Christian Studies.  Students complete the Capstone course their senior year, to bring together the methodologies, theories, and approaches the students have acquired through the student's course of study.

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 included:

  • American Jews/Jewish Americans 
  • The Crusades 
  • The Era of the Reformation 
  • Transformation of the Jews 
  • The History of Ancient Israel 
  • History of Heaven and Hell 
  • Muslim Societies in Africa 
  • Rebirth of Israel 
  • Judaism - A Religious History 
  • Medieval Jewish History 
  • The Evolution of Martyrdom 
  • Jews and Other Germans 
  • Inquisitions 
  • God and Nature 
  • Science in a Religious World 
  • Science & Civilization in Islam 
  • Science in Medieval Culture 
  • Jesus of Nazareth 
  • Biblical Archaeology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit either the OU Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. This includes a $40, non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants.
  • Official high school transcript that reflects at least six semesters of work completed and includes your GPA computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale and your class rank
  • Official test scores to us through ACT and/or The College Board. Your test scores may also be included on your official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official copies of any AP or CLEP test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27727 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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