The Religious Studies Program at EOU
The Religious Studies Minor
The Religious Studies minor is thirty credits of course work designed to provide an opportunity for the academic study and understanding of religion as an aspect of human experience and culture. The minor examines both the practical and the philosophical aspects of religion. Requirements for the minor.
For more details about the program’s goals, read “Why Study World Religions?”
The Liberal Studies Degree
Students may complete the minor in Religious Studies along with any major. Students may also combine the minor in Religious Studies with a second minor from this list, or transferred from another institution, to complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies. This two-minor combination of courses provides students the opportunity to devise a personalized program of study in an interdisciplinary approach relevant to their life experiences and career goals. Examples of two minor combinations have been Religious Studies plus Philosophy and Religious Studies plus Anthropology. Students pursuing the B.A. or B.S. in Liberal Studies also may submit learning essays for credit. Here is more detailed information about the Liberal Studies Degree with two minors the requirements for completing the degree.
Online and On Campus Courses and Programs
Both the Religious Studies Minor and the Liberal Studies Degree can be completed entirely online from anywhere in the United States as well as on the La Grande, Oregon, campus. Unfortunately, we are not able to enroll students from outside of the USA. Courses are offered in each of the four academic quarters of the year, so may begin your program in the fall, winter, spring or summer and finish the program at your convenience. However, courses are not self-paced; they begin at the first day of the academic quarter and conclude eleven weeks later.
Faculty in the program approach the study of religions and religious phenomena from a broad range of disciplines, including Religious Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, History, Art and Sociology.