Religion, B.A. | Pacific Lutheran University | Tacoma, United States
48 months
50928 USD/year
50928 USD/year
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Majors in the Religion program at Pacific Lutheran University wrestle with the complex histories, theologies, sacred texts and ethics found within the world’s religions. Students will consider religion’s role in global politics and better understand how religion gives meaning and purpose to billions of people around the world.


Why Study Religion?

The value of a college education increases when graduates have a better understanding of religion’s diversity and influence in regional, national, and global life. The study of religion will help you speak to why religion gives meaning and purpose to billions of people on the planet.

At the eligion program at Pacific Lutheran University, students can take classes in environmental ethics, the religions of Asia, feminist theology, Luther, Native American traditions of the Pacific Northwest – to name just a few.  PLU students study religion in Tacoma and Seattle as well as far off destinations such as Hawaii, Rome, or Trinidad-Tobago.

Our graduates make significant contributions to the community as lawyers, school teachers and college professors, lay and ordained religious leaders and leaders in local and global agencies devoted to healthcare and the environment.

Many of our students  are double-majors, bringing their work in other fields into conversation with this rich area of study, and into deeper reflection in their own lives.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Religion and Literature of the Hebrew Bible
  • Religion and Literature of the New Testament
  • Topics in Biblical Studies
  • Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean
  • Early Christian History
  • Always Reforming: The Lutheran Heritage

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Fill out the application.
  • Personal essay: the essay should be at least 250 words.
  • Official transcripts must be translated to English from all secondary upper schools you’ve attended.
  • Academic recommendation: the academic recommendation must be from a qualified person familiar with your academic record such as a principal, teacher, or counselor.
  • You must meet PLU’s general English proficiency requirements.

Tuition Fee

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    50928 USD/year
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  • National

    50928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50928 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Tacoma

1000 - 1580 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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