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Earn Your BA in Religion Online

Religion is part of the social fabric of the world, providing ethical structure and a basis for building values, while influencing civilizations and people from a cultural, political, and spiritual perspective. American Public University (APU) offers an online bachelor’s in religion that enables you to thoroughly explore the definition of religion and challenges you to deeply examine religion’s impact on society.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Multidisciplinary Approach

APU’s bachelor of religious studies helps further your understanding of the role faith plays in developing a worldview. Through your studies, you will probe the origin, history, beliefs, and practices of major world religions.

Diverse Curriculum

Coursework such as Introduction to World Religions, Sociology of Religion, and Myth and Ritual are among your major requirements. Additional course options include Religions of the Middle East, Religious Cults, and Introduction to the Bible. You can also select an available concentration.

Collaborative Experience

Concepts such as good and evil, salvation, and suffering are debated, and the program will encourage you to share your perspective as both a participant and challenger to religious beliefs.

Beyond the Classroom

Connect with fellow students who share your passion for faith-based and spiritual exploration. You have the option to join one of several University clubs, including the Buddhism and Hinduism Club, Jewish Student Association, Newman Center, Paganism Club, and Ratio Christi.

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