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How long will it take?

Four years.

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Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer.


Religious Studies, B.A.

Religious Studies is an interdisciplinary area of study that prepares students to navigate multicultural environments successfully, to lead teams effectively in collaborative settings and to interpret and marshal various types of information and data while advancing a large project.

Graduates with religious studies degrees advance in a wide range of careers and hold positions at nonprofit, in healthcare, academia and other public and private settings. Studying religion puts you on the cutting edge of global politics, business, health care, education and the media.

Course offerings in religious studies, all of which are taught from a non-sectarian perspective, include comparative courses on such topics as world religions, religious thought, religious ethics, mysticism, and women and religion, as well as a host of courses on specific religious traditions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Shinto and Taoism.

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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Students majoring in religious studies can take and have counted toward their major select courses in other departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences including African-American studies, anthropology, art history, classics, history, music, political science and sociology.

See the Undergraduate Catalog for a detailed schedule of required courses for the major.

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The department has one endowed scholarship for undergrads: The Alumni Undergraduate Scholarship in Religious Studies. This award provides scholarships to undergraduate students who are in good academic standing and are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a degree in Religious Studies.

Religious studies students will develop an understanding of the beliefs and actions of diverse peoples and cultures. The discipline also contributes to a student’s self-understanding through uncovering and exploring major tenets of his or her own culture.



The major in religious studies is designed to provide a rich grounding in the liberal arts and is particularly appropriate for those students considering careers in government, health, law, education, international business, social work, the ministry or media.


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Director of Undergraduate Studies
Monique Moultrie
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College of Arts & Sciences
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