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Religion, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Berea, KY, United States
The academic study of religion enables students to explore many different religious perspectives on the world, human life, and ultimate human concerns that appear across all historical periods, within diverse cultures, and through multiple traditions. 

Overview

Through the major in Religion, students pursue several interrelated educational goals:

  • Cultivate understanding of religion or religious experience as a primary and enduring human expression of and response to the human condition;

  • Encounter many of the intellectual, practical, and theoretical issues and questions that accompany the appearance of religion in human life and communities;

  • Acquire knowledge of diverse historical and contemporary religious communities, traditions, ideas, and phenomena, as well as knowledge of diverse academic methods for the study of religion;

  • Examine some of the classic texts in both human religious history and the academic study of religion;

  • Develop descriptive, analytical, interpretive, critical, creative, and constructive skills for the study of religious phenomena;

  • Sharpen abilities to communicate critically, yet constructively, through engagement with the religious practices and ideas of other people and their communities; and

  • Enhance appreciation for the complexities and possibilities in the academic study of religion.

Students who pursue the academic study of religion will learn and develop well-informed, rigorously-critical, creatively-constructive, and responsibly-engaged approaches to thinking, talking, and writing about religion.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Old Testament
  • Intro to New Testament
  • Religions of China
  • Intro to Christian Thought

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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General Requirements

  • Complete the Berea College Application for Admission, which also serves as your Tuition Promise Scholarship application.
  • Schedule an appointment for your personal interview.
  • Complete and return two Freshman Evaluation and Endorsement Forms from a current/former teacher, principal, or other school administrator or community leader.
  • Complete and return the high school Counselor Evaluation Form
  • Complete your 2018-2019 FAFSA to determine your financial eligibility.
  • Complete your Financial Resource Questionnaire (FRQ) to determine your financial eligibility.
  • Send us your Official High School Transcript 
  • Send us your Official ACT or SAT scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25200 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25200 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 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.

Funding

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