Online Undergraduate Certificate in Religious Studies

Next Start
Aug. 24 Oct. 5 Nov. 16

Online

6
Courses

6
Months

Overview of the Online Certificate in Religious Studies

The Indiana Wesleyan University Certificate in Religious Studies helps students build a solid biblical and theological foundation in religious studies. Students gain orientation to the Bible through Old Testament and New Testament studies. A Basic Christian Doctrine course helps students think more systematically about what they believe. Then two courses in Inductive Bible study teach students how to study scripture rigorously in its historical, cultural, and literary context. The certificate itself serves as documentation of this accomplishment, as does the transcript notation.

Completion of a certificate program can serve as a signal to prospective employers that you are a person with the drive and determination to excel. Not only does completion of this program at a Christian university provide valuable personal spiritual development, but it also can serve as professional development for those in church or para-church ministries and careers. Students completing the Religious Studies certificate can acquire a valuable competitive advantage in positions in the church and other ministry jobs.

Students seeking degrees in Christian Ministry and Biblical Studies are not eligible for the Religious Studies Certificate.

TUITION

CREDIT HOURS
15 Total
TUITION
$392/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing iwuenroll@indwes.edu.

FINANCIAL AID

This program does NOT qualify for Financial Aid on its own, only when packaged with a degree seeking program.

COURSES

Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

5 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence. For a full list of courses required to complete your degree, please visit the university catalog.

BIL-101,BIL-102,REL-232,BIL-202,BIL-203

REQUIREMENTS

Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Accepted as a regular degree seeking student or as an unclassified student
  • Unclassified student requires proof of high school graduation

  • Unclassified student requires proof of high school graduation

Completion Requirements
  • 15 credit hours from the selected courses in the specified certificate area
  • Nine of the credits must be earned at IWU for degree seeking students; all credits must be earned at IWU for unclassified students
  • Minimum grade of "C" in each course
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a certificate

START DATES

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools www.ncahlc.org, 312-263-0456. IWU is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, www.cccu.org, 202-546-8713.

*Effective 07-01-2021 through 06-30-2022