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Religious Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Davidson, NC, United States
Religious beliefs and practices are deeply intertwined with society, culture and politics, and coursework in religious studies helps you to understand these connections.
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A major in Religious Studies provides a broad background in different traditions, both Western and Eastern, and in different methods, including historical, literary, sociological, and anthropological among others. This field of study encourages students to become critical and sympathetic interpreters of the beliefs and practices of other cultures as well as their own. 

The analytical practices we emphasize in our courses, along with training in writing and careful reading, equip you well for success after Davidson. Our alumni pursue a wide variety of careers, ranging from law, to medicine, to business, to human services.

Our curriculum also offers you the chance to study sacred narratives, theological ideas, and the ways that human beings in different times and places have created meaning and confronted fundamental existential questions. We offer a broad array of courses in the texts, traditions, and practices of religions around the world, and the cross-cultural literacy nurtured by such courses is relevant as you prepare to enter an increasingly diverse and multi-national society. We also have strong offerings in theology and ethics, and many students have found such courses to be  necessary and important complements to their studies in quantitative fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Africana Religions and Healing in the American South
  • Religion, Society, and Culture
  • God
  • Female Resistance in the Old Testament
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • Sin and Redemption in Christian Thought
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Autobiography and Religion
  • Being Human
  • The Christian Faith
  • Issues in Religion and Science
  • Contemporary Seekers in the U.S.
  • Muslim-Americans
  • The Sacred Quest in Comparative Perspective
  • The Qur?an and Its Interpreters
  • Literature of the Muslim World

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Applicants must complete secondary school graduation requirements and submit academic test scores before enrolling at Davidson.

Excluding consideration for exceptional circumstances, at least 16 high school units are required, although the average student accepted at Davidson has taken 20 units. These units should include:

  • Four units of English
  • Three units of mathematics
  • Two units of the same foreign language
  • Two units of science
  • Two units of history/social studies

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12492 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49949 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12492 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49949 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Davidson

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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