Online Associate Degrees in Religious Studies
Graduates may either opt for entry-level employment or pursue additional education and enroll in a baccalaureate-level degree program. Associate-level graduates may find employment opportunities in several areas, including church administration, youth ministry, and missions.
- Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
- Program Length: Two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Bachelor’s Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 18% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum within an online associate degree program in religious studies may combine a handful of general education requirements alongside major-specific religious studies courses and electives. In these two-year programs, students may study the relationship between the Bible and Christianity in regards to the rest of the world. Core religious studies courses may include the following:
- New Testament Literature
- Church Administration
- Christian Education
- Church History
- Worship Leadership
Graduate of online associate-level programs in religious studies may find career opportunities in church ministry, Christian education, missions, and denominational service. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing a career as a clergy member are expected to increase by 18% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Church Administrator
- Youth Minister
- Clergy Member
- Social Worker
Graduates of online associate degree programs in religious studies may opt to further their education and enroll in an online bachelor’s degree program in religious studies. These four-year programs may allow students to explore the different religions across the globe as well as how they affect society, history, and culture.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
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- Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies - Biblical Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in English - Biblical Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies - Theological and Historical Studies
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- BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
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