D’Youville College’s Bachelor of Arts program in Religious Studies allows students to examine and explore one of the most pervasive and influential forces in society. From world religions – Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism – to major ethical issues – abortion, LGBT rights, stem cell research, social justice, and poverty – students will develop the analytical writing and comprehension skills necessary for advanced careers.
Our compact, 36-credit program offers students the opportunity to cater their studies to their personal preferences as they plan for careers in law, education, ministry, and government, or to continue their education through graduate programs. Students are encouraged to explore a double major in fields such as Psychology, Philosophy, History, Dietetics, and more.
|Liberal Arts and Science Electives||84|
Course Requirements for the Major
In the Specific Area of Concentration
|RS-101||Introduction to the Bible||3|
|RS-102||Belief & Unbelief in the Brave New World||3|
|RS-209||Judaism, Christianity, and Islam||3|
|RS||Six Religious Studies Electives||18|
|RS-444||Religious Studies Internship||3|
First Time Freshmen
D'Youville selects students who are academically well-rounded and committed to meeting the challenges of a high-quality education. If you have been successful in a traditional college preparatory program in high school, you should be well-prepared for the academic challenges at D'Youville.
Students entering D'Youville as a freshman must meet the following minimum entrance criteria:
|High School Average||SAT + (or)||ACT|
+ Score is based on the new SAT score format which went into effect in March 2016.
Our admitted freshman class profile
High school average: 85% attained a B or better
Class rank: 87% of students in the top 50 percent of their class or higher
|Test Scores||25th Percentile||75th Percentile||Median|
|SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing||460||590||530|
Students entering D'Youville as a transfer student must meet the following entrance criteria:
- Criteria for Admission: Transfer students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher will be considered for admission.
- Average Cumulative GPA: 3.26
Review the steps to apply for admission to D'Youville as a transfer student.