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Program Details

Oakland City University offers an Associate of Arts in Religious Studies Degree that is well suited for students who wish to enhance their knowledge on general education subjects and Christian values. Graduates of this degree will gain knowledge and skills in problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and much more. This program provides individuals with the opportunity to attain various entry-level positions and develop specialized knowledge in religious studies.

The Associate of Arts in Religious Studies Degree Program consists of 60 total credit hours that may be completed in two years. Students will be required to complete foundational core courses, religious studies coursework, and elective courses. Foundational core course topics that students will cover include fine arts, communication, English, history, economics, mathematics, sciences, physical well-being, and Christian values. Religious studies coursework that students are required to complete include Old Testament Literature, New Testament Literature, Introduction to Christian Education, Church Administration, Worship Leadership, Introduction to Church History, and Evangelism and Church Growth. Students may customize their religious studies concentration by selecting 9 credit hours of their choice with approval by their advisor. These courses are designed to ensure students are well prepared to further their general/religious education and obtain employment in various entry level positions.

All courses for this program are available online. This online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll in this degree program. Due to the online nature of this class, students should also have a reliable internet connection.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission