Dateline: January 7, 2020 – Athens State University’s online religious studies degree program has been named one of the most affordable in the country by Affordable Schools. The program was ranked #3 in the country based on its average cost of attendance, student-to-faculty ratio, and graduation rate. Affordable Schools also noted that Athens State has one of the best values for an online bachelors in religious studies degrees.

The study of religion has held a central place at Athens State for almost a century. The Religion major was initiated in 1938 and continues the long tradition of preparing students for their chosen vocations into this new century. The Religious Studies and Ethics program of study offers courses in theology, world religions, religious ethics, religious history, religion and culture, Biblical studies, and religious education.

The mission of Athens State’s College of Arts & Sciences is to prepare students for entry into the job market or for continuing education in graduate or professional school. Through its course offerings, the College seeks to engage the intellect, excite the imagination, improve the scholarship of its students, and assist its students in developing competencies in written and oral communication, appreciation of their cultural heritage and understanding of their world, a knowledge base conducive to self-growth and enriched life experience, and fundamental knowledge, research skills, and computer literacy essential to lifelong learning.