Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies Online

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) Online degree in Religious Studies is a rigorous and reflective foundation in religious studies that is fundamental to effective leadership in the 21st Century, not only for religious institutions, but for excellent leadership in the wider community and world, as well as preparation for graduate and/or professional education. The program meets the needs of the diocese for Florida and their religious education teachers and reflects Florida’s rich ethnic, racial, and religious diversity. This online degree is designed for the adult learner who has an Associate’s Degree or equivalent coursework, and who is seeking an online format to complete a degree in Religious Studies.

Career Opportunities

  • Further education lecturer
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Primary school teacher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Youth worker
  • Media / journalism consultant

Curriculum (Course Sampling)

REL 2560 Catholicism
An examination of the foundations of Catholicism, including its theology, spirituality, art, and architecture, from historical and contemporary perspectives.

REL 2300 World Religions
An introduction and broad survey of the major faith traditions of the world, with particular emphasis on the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Eastern religious traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism are introduced.

REL 2240 Surveys of the New Testament
An overview of the formation and the literature of the New Testament. While focusing on the Gospels, this course also examines Acts, the Letters, and Revelation, with historical sensitivity and an eye toward their enduring meaning.

REL 2750 Christian Moral Decision Making
An analysis of the way in which Christian moral decisions can be made. This course involves experience in resolving difficult issues by use of case studies and development of skills in approaching ethical questions and in helping others to do so.

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