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Religious and Theological Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Newport, RI, United States
The Department of Religious and Theological Studies offers students a deep intellectual engagement with the Christian religious tradition, including our Catholic heritage, as well as a rich, comparative approach to the great religious traditions of the world. 

Overview

To both majors and minors, we offer four optional areas of focus - Christian theology, Scripture, ethics and world religions - allowing them to choose a path of study that best meets their needs and captures their interests. Beyond the classroom, we sponsor activities that complement our curriculum - from bringing to the University guest speakers who explore the relevant religious issues of the day to sponsoring study abroad courses in destinations such as Belize, Turkey and Israel. Our graduates possess a strong liberal arts foundation for postgraduate work, including the study of religion, history or law, as well as careers in social services, education, business and church-related contexts.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • The Quest for the ultimate: Dialogue With Global Religious Traditions 
  • What the Bible Really Tells us: The Essential Course for Biblical Literacy 
  • The Spiritual Quest 
  • Explorations in Christian Theology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • Common Application.
  • $50 application fee.
  • Official high school transcript, including grades from the senior year.
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a guidance counselor and one from the teacher of your choice).
  • Personal essay.
  • SAT/ACT scores (our CEEB code is 3759). Please note that scores are optional unless you are applying as a nursing or education major.
  • Home-schooled applicants must submit a copy of all course descriptions and a portfolio of work. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1280 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1280 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1280 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1280 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newport

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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