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Religion, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Through the study of sacred texts and scriptures, systematic and philosophical theology, ecumenical theology, philosophy of religion, ecclesiastical history, and religious and social ethics, students examine the essential role that Christianity (especially Catholicism, but also Protestantism and Eastern Orthodoxy) and non-Christian religions (especially Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism) play in the political, economic, and cultural arenas of human life. Post-graduation, the possibilities are endless. This degree is an excellent foundation for law school, medical school, and graduate studies in theology and ethics, religious education, and seminary studies. But what you learn about religion and human life is critically useful in many other fields: nursing, politics, business, technology, international relations, conflict resolution, education, non-profit/NGO administration, and social work.

The programme

Courses offered by Seton Hall University  fall into four areas: Biblical Studies and Sacred Texts; Christian Traditions, Theology and Ecumenical Studies; Comparative Religion; and Religious and Social Ethics. In each class, you’ll approach specific traditions (including Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism) from a comparative perspective and with an emphasis on inter-religious understanding. Your courses will also relate the religious quest to other areas of life, including human relationships, issues of race, class and gender, and the impact of religion on the arts and on social, economic and political institutions. In each classroom, you’ll find highly engaged faculty and fellow students — and small classes that foster deep discussion and forge lifelong bonds.

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:

  • West African Derived Religions in the Americas in Dialogue with Catholicism
  • The Sociology of Religion
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Neuropsychology of Religious Experience
  • Religion, Law and War

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

  • An application form including personal essay 
  • $55 USD application fee
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Official high school transcript (must be in English) with a credential evaluation
  • Official college transcript(s) (if applicable) with a credential evaluation
  • Counselor report and teacher recommendation
  • Application for Form I-20 (if you require a student visa)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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