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Religious and Theological Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Austin, TX, United States
Finding meaning in the study of religion. The Bachelor of Arts in Religious and Theological Studies at Saint Edward's University investigates the meaning and purpose of life in religious traditions. 
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On a holistic level, Saint Edward's University as a university expresses its Catholic identity by communicating the dignity of the human person as created in the image of God, by stressing the obligation of all people to pursue a more just world. The university also provides opportunities for religious studies and participation in campus ministry. It's an environment in which freely chosen beliefs can be deepened and expressed. Over the course of your studies as a Religious and Theological Studies major, you will …

  • Examine diverse cultures and current affairs
  • Evaluate the local and global impact of different belief systems
  • Collaborate with professors to design a program that best matches your interest and needs
  • Investigate the ongoing development of global religions
  • Learn to inquire critically
  • Conduct research and have in-depth discussion about global religions with attention to Christian theology

Career options:

This major prepares students for a variety of professional roles, including teaching within a church-based elementary or secondary school, a program coordinator for a church, an editor, and much more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Intro Christ. Morality
  • Intro. Hebrew Bible
  • Intro. New Testament 
  • Hist. Christ. Theo. I

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Major Requirements: The Bachelor of Arts in Religious and Theological Studies requires 34 hours of major courses. Core courses provide a solid foundation and are complemented by courses in particular areas of interest; for example, world religions, systematic theology, biblical studies, or other areas within the discipline. 

Electives: Students complete 6 hours of elective courses in a Religious Studies.

A few examples of courses students in this major take:      

  • Introduction to Christian Morality
  • Introduction to Religions of the World
  • History of Christian Theology


Tuition Fee

  • International

    11676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46690 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46690 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Austin

  • 1243 - 2310 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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