TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Finding a university that offers religious studies degrees and fits a student's particular needs typically requires hours of extensive study and research -- until now. U.S. News University Directory is making it easier for students to find the degree program that meets their needs with the addition of the new religious studies content offerings on the University Directory portal.
According to the most recent study by The American Academy of Religion, an estimated 47,000 students across the country were enrolled as religious studies majors in 2007, representing a 22 percent increase over the previous decade. Many universities have responded to the growing trend in this field with more robust theology and religious studies course offerings and degree programs. While most of these programs are offered by Christian colleges, a growing number of public universities are now offering religious studies degrees as well.
"Prospective students no longer need to scour the Internet for religious study degrees and theology programs," said Matthew Speer, Director of Sales and Marketing for U.S. News University Connection. "The U.S. News University Directory's new religious studies category provides easy access to programs and courses for a student to evaluate when researching their education options, all in one place."
The latest category to be added to the growing education portal features online and on-campus religious studies bachelors programs and master's degrees in theology among the course offerings. The Directory provides information on programs from hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities offering these religious studies degree courses.
Religious studies degrees appeal to students who seek to gain an objective and thorough understanding of the world's religions, and who wish to understand the nature of religion in general and its role in the life of individuals and societies.
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Matthew Speer, Director, Sales and Marketing
U.S. News University Connection
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