Temple University students learn to see the world through new perspectives by majoring or minoring in Religion and continuing their education outside the classroom. Our academic and professional development advisors will help you map out your college and career goals and fly in four. To get started, estimate your tuition and fees, learn about your financial aid and scholarship options and submit your application.
Major in Religion at Temple
If you are interested in working in education, environmental policy, finance, health care or for non-profit groups, consider a major or minor in Religion. A BA in Religion provides you with a range of immediately useful skills that will help you navigate these areas and more. Studying Religion also helps you develop a depth of knowledge about how cultures form, how different communities grow, why conflicts arise and how they are resolved. The Religion major requires only 30 credits and our entry courses regularly overlap with subjects in other areas of study. Our courses are often cross-listed with anthropology, classics, critical languages, English, history, classics, critical languages and sociology.
Minor in Religion
Many students find that with only a few additional courses they can add Religion as a second major, or minor in Religion as a complement to their primary field of study. The minor in Religion is an excellent addition to the degree programs in the College of Liberal Arts or other colleges throughout Temple University. If you have an interest in world history and providing sensitive patient care, minoring in Religion will be especially helpful.
Learn Outside the Classroom
We host events with guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds. Lectures by archaeologists, graphic artists, filmmakers, journalists, musicians and writers regularly give students a direct window into major issues relating to religious communities and ideas.
Academic Advising and Professional Development
Take full advantage of the College of Liberal Arts’ flexible curriculum with the help of our award-winning advisors. We help you select a major or a minor, and graduate on time. Beyond academics, our advisors ensure that you have a rich experience at Temple by complementing your academic work with study abroad programs, internships and other experiential learning opportunities.
Fly in Four
Take charge of your future and limit your debt. The Fly in 4 partnership allows you to complete your degree on time — or Temple will pay for your remaining course work. Graduating on time means your path to success starts sooner. We provide you with the resources you need to graduate in four years, like academic advising and classes offered when you need them. You commit to doing what it takes to blaze your career path in four years.
Tuition and Fees
For more than 130 years, we have focused on providing a world-class education at an affordable price. Just compare Temple to other universities and see what we mean. Temple tuition rates vary by college or school, residency status, student level and more. Use the Temple Tuition Calculator to estimate your tuition rate.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
At Temple, we believe that students from all walks of life should have access to an outstanding college education. If you need help paying for your education, you aren’t alone. Most students receive some form of financial aid to fund their education. About 60% of first-year Temple students receive need-based financial aid, and the average first-year financial aid package is about $15,000. Eligible students receive financial assistance from federal, state, private and university sources. Explore your financial aid options and apply early to make your college education an affordable experience.
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