Online Associate in Religious Studies Degree

Online degree in religious studies, Spartanburg South Carolina
Online Associate
In Religious Studies Degree

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Online Associate in Religious Studies Degree

Your Career in Religion Starts Right Here

  • No test scores needed to apply
  • No application fee required
  • Earn credit for prior learning

SMC’s online Associate in Religious Studies Degree provides you the education and skills to start an entry level career in religion or move on to a four-year degree. Research shows that workers who earn an associate degree increase their earning power. Our online associate degree is designed to give you the general education needed to transfer into our four-year Bachelor of Arts program, giving you more opportunity to advance your career.

Classes start every 8 weeks

Next start date:

August 13, 2024

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Why Get an Associate in Religious Studies Degree at SMC?

  • You want to get started in your field right away. An associate degree in religious studies builds the foundation for pursuing a career in religion. The coursework provides the general knowledge that allows students to move into an entry-level role in less time.
  • You want to make more money. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that people with an associate degree earn approximately $8,000 more per year than those who don’t have a degree.
  • You want a leg up on your bachelor’s degree. SMC’s online Associate in Religious Studies degree provides all the relevant coursework and credits to move right into our Bachelor of Arts program with a concentration in religion.

Career Opportunities

Earning an Associate in Religious Studies degree can open the door to exciting career opportunities. It is also the perfect gateway to our four-year Bachelor of Arts degree, which opens even more career possibilities.


Potential Careers with a Religious studies Degree 

  • Missionary
  • Charity officer
  • Minister
  • Youth minister
  • Lay leader in a local church
  • Teacher
  • Counselor
  • Community center leader
  • International aid worker
  • Non-profit administrator
  • Social worker
  • Museum worker

Quick Facts

  • Classes start every 8 weeks

    Enroll full-time or part-time. Each online degree course runs for 8 weeks.

  • Program Cost

    $335 per credit hour. Your associate degree cost will be lower with financial aid and transfer credits. Compare SMC's cost to other online degree programs.

  • Financial Aid

    Federal and state grants, employer reimbursement, GI Bills - find out how financial aid can reduce the cost of your Associate of Arts degree.

  • Transfer qualifying credits

    Cut your online bachelor's degree completion time and reduce tuition costs by bringing up to 30 hours of qualifying college credits with you. More information about transfer credits.

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