College Degrees in Religious Studies: Coursework and Career Training

College Degrees in Religious Studies: Coursework and Career Training

A Religious Studies degree can take the form of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts. These degrees focus on political, historical, social, and cultural influences on religion and their influences.

All the major religions of the world are closely examined in these religious studies coursework. Among other areas of specialization, the following are some of the special focus areas that these degrees may offer:

·         Bachelor of Religious Education: The bulk of this degree is focused on the liberal arts and the remainder is on scripture and theology.

·         Bachelor of Sacred Theology: This degree is conferred by the Catholic institutions of higher learning. Its primary focus is Catholic theology. It is sometimes offered as a postgraduate degree.

·         Bachelor of Talmudic Law: This is a law degree that places focus on Talmudic law. Many of the world’s judicial systems have a basis in Talmudic law. It also examines Talmudic law from a biblical perspective.

·         Bachelor of Theology: This degree has a core focus on biblical theology, Greek or Hebrew, ethics, Christian ministry, systematic theology and homiletics.

·         Bachelor of Divinity: The focus of this degree is on theology, or the concept of God. It is sometimes offered as a postgraduate degree.

The career training opportunities that these degrees offer are vast. Graduates can go on to pursue further studies and even careers in counseling, writing, media, business, education, law and so forth .  Employment after graduation can be in many areas, including youth leaders, evangelists, pastors, worship coordinators, local church ministry and missionaries. The career you pursue depends on your area of study and interests.