Academics

Undergraduate Program

We offer the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree through two majors:

Many students complete double majors and combine religious studies with history, anthropology, political science, philosophy, or art.

Learn more about the Undergraduate Program.

Graduate Program

The degree-granting graduate programs are offered:

  • M.A./Ph.D.: This program is for students preparing for university teaching and research or other careers for which a doctoral degree is desirable. Interested in our major Areas of Study?
  • Ph.D.: This program is for students transferring to UCSB with a Master’s degree in Religious Studies or its equivalent and preparing for or other careers for which a doctoral degree is desirable. Interested in our major Areas of Study?
  • M.A. Plan II: This program is for students wanting to learn more about religion for professional or career development in other fields (for example, public school teachers, journalists) or for further study outside this department. This Master’s degree does not lead to Ph.D. work in Religious Studies at UCSB.

Learn more about the options in our Graduate Program.