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Religious Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Religions are studied as text, experience, practice, and theology. Coursework explores themes and questions in comparative religion; religion, literature, and the arts; religion and culture; and religion and philosophy.

The program in Religious Studies at The City University of New York draws on multiple disciplines, including anthropology, art, history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and language and literature. Students are encouraged to study relevant ancient and medieval works in the original classical Chinese, classical Arabic, biblical Hebrew, and Latin.

A degree in Religious Studies is of interest to students planning to continue on for theological or ministerial training, religious research, or teaching. Its cross-cultural sensibilities, moral concerns, and linguistic expertise also are useful in such areas as development work, community advocacy, social care and counseling, public policy, journalism, and librarianship.

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: 

  • History of the Jewish People 
  • Islamic Civilization, 600 - 1800
  • Religion, Myth and Language
  • Religious Meaning
  • Studies in Religion

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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

    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:

    500

    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

  • High School Transcript or proof of High School Equivalency degree
  • College, University and/or Proprietary School Transcript (transfers only)
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Recommendations, Personal Statements, and other supporting materials
  • Supplemental Application for Selective Programs

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6930 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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