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Program at a Glance

College of Arts and Humanities
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Religion and Cultural Studies is a B.A. program designed to familiarize students with religious traditions around the world, from ancient through contemporary cultures, as well as to introduce students to critical theories and methods through which to view and analyze the category of religion and its associated concepts, practices, and meanings in all areas of life. The program emphasizes the academic study of religion and does not privilege any particular tradition or belief. It provides students with a well-rounded understanding of major religious traditions and practices while also offering specialization in particular religions, regions, and/or theoretical approaches to the study of religion in historical, global, cultural, and comparative contexts. Students who study religion gain skills in reading analytically, thinking critically, and writing fluently.

Religion and Cultural Studies (B.A.) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Co-op or internship credit cannot be used in this major without prior approval by the chair.
  • Students must earn at least a "C" (2.0) in each required course.
  • Students should consult with a departmental CAHSA Coach.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 18 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the UCF Philosophy Department.
  • Courses designated in General Education Program and Common Program Prerequisites are usually completed in the first 60 hours.
  • No more than 3 courses (i.e. 9 credit hours) of 3000 or 4000 level courses applied to the B.A. in Religion and Cultural Studies may be simultaneously applied to fulfill another major.

Online Religion and Cultural Studies

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

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