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Religious Studies, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) Jacksonville Beach, FL, United States
Religion has been the source of great human achievement and the source of much cultural conflict. Religious Studies as a discipline seeks to understand the various dimensions of religion that contribute to each. Students explore exactly these issues in their “Topics” courses that include: religion and violence, religion and globalization, the role of religion in America.
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The Religious Studies Program has several qualities that make it noteworthy:
  • It introduces students to the study of religion in an impartial but thoroughly engaging manner.
  • Its faculty actively conduct research that contributes to the understanding of religions and keeps them aware of the state of the art in their fields.
  • It teaches students in relatively small classes, usually of 20 to 40 students, and professors are more available to students than they might be in large research universities. The professors keep a minimum of five office hours a week.
  • It includes courses taught from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, including religious studies proper, philosophy, anthropology, history, literary studies, and sociology.
  • It offers topical courses, such as religion and violence and religious nonviolence, and sponsors symposia and lectures on topics of current interest for the wider Jacksonville community.
  • It is a rapidly growing program with the promise of instituting a major in the near future. Furthermore, with the addition of new faculty comes the addition of many new courses, both as additions to the catalog and as additions to each semester's philosophy course offerings.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Special Topics: Judaism
  • Selected Topics: History of Religion (Christianity)
  • History of Christianity
  • Selected Topics (Indian Philosophy)
  • Advanced Special Topics: Hinduism Buddhism
  • Selected Topics (Chinese Philosophy, Indian Philosophy)

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Application for Admission Fee.

International Students must submit a US $30.00 non-refundable fee (check or money order in U.S. dollars only) payable to the University of North Florida. Do not send cash. Applications will not be processed without this fee.

  • Completed Application for Admissions.

Alternatively, a link for the online application is provided after this section. Be sure to first read all of the information on requirements. Even though applying online is possible, certain items will have to be mailed in separately.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    175 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 175 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Based on : Florida Resident:$175.50 Per Credit Hour ; Non-Florida Resident:$655.63 Per Credit Hour

Living costs for Jacksonville Beach

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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