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Bachelor's Degree - Arts & Humanities
Religion via distance learning
Study of the world's major religious traditions, including Hinduism and Buddhism, the religions of China and Japan, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This Bachelor's Degree focuses on the academic study of religion, with special attention to: common dimensions of religious experience; the interaction of religion and culture; theoretical analysis of religious belief and experience; religious expression in myth, ritual, symbol, and social organization; and religious responses to archetypal problems of human experience. Because our lives are strongly affected by other cultures' thoughts and beliefs, a better comprehension of each other facilitates our chance of achieving a safer, more productive, and more caring community. Upon request, this program may be adapted to focus on the study of a single major religion.
A Bachelor's Degree online via distance learning is the equivalent of a four years college degree. More info...
* 130 credits above a Secondary School.
* Duration ranges from 1 to 3 years.
* Program Structure: 100% based on textbooks.
* Admission is open for adults over 23 years of age.
* General education minimum requirements: 40 credits. A minimum transfer of 40 credits from previous education should be accounted as an equivalent of general education credits towards the Bachelor's Degree online via distance learning.
Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned undergraduate credit: 70 Euros (90 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)
130 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... Max. 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
"A good education should teach HOW to think, rather than WHAT to think." Deric Bircham, BIU President.
Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...
Religion via distance learning
130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
+ 40 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience)
+ 81 Academic credits - Religion Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 40 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) More info...
TRANS - Credits transferred from previous education
Bircham International University recognizes and transfers academic credits earned at other educational institutions.
CFLEX - Credits validated from professional experience
Bircham International University may recognize knowledge and skills from work and life experiences.
+ 81 Academic credits: Religion Online
BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...
General college level continuing education course. No pre-requisites.
201REL - Energy: Beyond the Physical Self
202REL - World Myths & Beliefs
203REL - Religion
204REL - The Search for Meaning
205REL - Esoteric Traditions
206REL - Mind, Body & Spirit
207REL - Consciousness Studies
208REL - Moral Principles
311REL - Judaism & The Old Testament
312REL - Christianism & The New Testament
313REL - Catholicism & The Christian Church
314REL - Islamic Tradition & Fundamentalism
315REL - Hinduism & Buddhism
316REL - Religions of China & Japan
317REL - Indian Philosophies
318REL - Religions in America
421REL - Philosophy of Religion
422REL - Human Consciousness
423REL - Extrasensory Experiences
424REL - Spiritual Wellness
425REL - Comparative Religion
426REL - Metaphysics
427REL - Extrasensory Perception
428REL - Spiritual Science
429REL - Ethical Dilemmas
430REL - Spiritual Healing
431REL - Contemporary Religious Thought
Bibliography: Religion via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.
Other additional subjects - For example:
Art & Philosophy
Human Body & Mind
Human Communication Theory
Law & Justice
Philosophy of Ethics & Law
Principles of Ethics
Admission requirements: Bachelor's - Religion
Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...
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About time: “I was in a hurry to get my degree. The efficacy of the learning system at BIU helped me achieve my goal in a period that I consider revolutionary. I was surprised to complete my degree and learn so much in that relatively little time”. More info...
Learning outcomes: Bachelor's - Religion
The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...
EQF LEVEL 4. Specialized knowledge and comprehension.
Outcome resulting from comprehensive reading and classification of the main concepts of the book.
After a comprehensive reading of the course suggested textbook, the student will explain the interrelationships, hierarchy, and overall meaning of Religion key concepts. The selected concepts will then become the skeleton for the development of the required written report. Several reviews and adjustments of the course contents will be necessary to meet the 20 to 35 pages report length limits and demonstrate a solid and specialized knowledge about Religion. More info...
EQF LEVEL 5. Applicable knowledge and problem resolution.
Outcome resulting from course content analysis and practical applications included in the report.
The student is required to illustrate the contents with examples of practical application or case studies to analyze the effect and potential results of the application of the knowledge about Religion. This process also involves the transformation of the information learned: graphic and numeric data into verbal and vice versa; as well as interpreting, explaining, and summarizing the main ideas of Religion and their applicability in the professional field of Arts & Humanities. More info...
Bachelor's Degree - Arts & Humanities
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Acceptance of these Distance Learning Higher Education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution, or company policy, or country legal framework.
Bachelor's Degree - Religion