Learn how others see the world

Gain a deeper understanding of beliefs around the world with a religion course.

Online religion courses

Religion involves the organized expression of faith through tradition, cultural phenomenon and symbolism. It has played a key role in the development of societies and the daily life of people around the globe. The systematic study of religion helps us understand the belief systems and values of others.

Our religion courses allow you to explore the ideas of different religious traditions. We cover the historical development of various belief systems and how those systems function in the modern world. You’ll survey historical developments, symbolic interpretation and compare the common elements among faiths.

Enroll in a religion course and explore topics such as:

  • The nature of religious belief and symbolism.
  • The values of the Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian and Shinto traditions.
  • The interaction between the modern world and Eastern religious traditions.
  • The historical connections and theological similarities among Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Students have access to a large range of support services such as our comprehensive Online University Library and the Center for Writing Excellence. As a student you will also have access to a network of support, helpful online tools and career resources to help you align your education with your career goals.   

You can enroll in a single class for personal development, work toward a degree or earn credit to transfer to an outside college. Please note, it is important to check with your educational institution to determine if credits are transferable prior to enrolling.

Our goal is to put education within reach for the working professional, with courses that you can take online, from anywhere. You can take a religion courses online, completing coursework when it’s convenient for you. Get started now by calling 866.484.1815 or request more information.

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