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Religious Studies

Virginia Wesleyan College

48 months
36010 USD/year
36010 USD/year
36010 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Religious Studies program at the Virginia Wesleyan College states that many students take religion courses to learn more about their own religious traditions, the traditions of others, or to clarify their own thinking in the process.


Without a knowledge of religion, it is difficult to understand daily newspapers, modern history, and many of our own behavior patterns. Familiarity with a wide range of religious traditions and the ways in which religions shape society, culture, and world affairs provides scholarly tools for coming to terms with the wide variety of sometimes strange, always interesting phenomena that occur in modern society.

The Religious Studies program at the Virginia Wesleyan College is a field of inquiry located within the humanities that provides students with a basic understanding of historical religious tradition, exposure to religious traditions other than their own, and familiarity with more than one approach to the study of religion. 

The methods and interests of the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences converge in this program as students examine the role of religion in history, literature, and science; in human experience and diversity; and in culture, politics, and society. The religious studies curriculum introduces students to major fields of scholarship including biblical studies, ethics, theology, and world religions.

Beyond the Classroom

The study of religion prepares students well for careers in ministry, education, social services, politics, journal­ ism, public health, and administration. Some students will go on to seminary, law school, or graduate school.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Religious Studies
  • World Religions
  • Religion in American Culture
  • Bible in American Culture/Life
  • The New Testament World
  • Religion and Constitutional Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application.
  • An official high school transcript or comparable home school documentation.
  • An official record of scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT). Applicants are responsible for arranging to take these tests and for requesting that results be sent to Virginia Wesleyan.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency at the time of application for admission

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36010 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    36010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36010 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    36010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36010 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Virginia Beach

980 - 1600 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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