• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Chico, CA, United States
The field of Comparative Religion (also widely known as Religious Studies)at California State University Chico educates students in the scholarly interpretation of religion.  The Humanities program is delivered by 
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In addition to providing an understanding of the development of the major religious traditions of the world, the study of religion at California State University Chico equips students to explore the complex relationship of religion to other aspects of culture. The cross-cultural and historical study of religions is a necessary part of education for citizenship in a pluralistic society. Respect for religious groups (or those who espouse no religious belief) is difficult to sustain without significant knowledge of the histories, beliefs, and customs of diverse peoples and religious traditions of the world.

Humanities is devoted to the appreciation and analysis of cultural traditions from an interdisciplinary perspective. Through the study of philosophy, religion, history, literature and languages, architecture, art, film, music, and theatre, students receive a foundational education in the important achievements of individuals and world cultures. Those who study the Humanities believe that human knowledge is best studied comparatively, rather than from the perspective of a single nation or culture. The field incorporates the contributions of multiple traditions from all over the world and balances a study of both western cultures and non-European cultures of Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Internship Program

The department at California State University Chico offers a variety of exciting opportunities for learning beyond the classroom, both domestically and internationally. Internships offer a firsthand view of the role of religion in community life, and provide valuable career development experience.

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:
  • Arts and Ideas: Ancient/Medieval
  • Arts and Ideas: Modern
  • Arts and Ideas: Asia
  • Seminar in Humanities
  • Third-Semester French
  • Fourth-Semester French
  • Third-Semester German
  • Fourth-Semester German
  • Third-Semester Italian
  • Fourth-Semester Italian
  • Third-Semester Spanish

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE);
  • Have completed with grades of C or better each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements also known as the “a-g” pattern (see “Subject Requirements”).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7864 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chico

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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