The Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies is a four-year sequence of instructional coursework that culminates in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. The Islamic Studies component of the Program features content and pedagogy commensurate with the disciplines of Islamic and Religious Studies, Qur’anic and Hadith studies, Islamic legal theory, classical Islamic theology and philosophy, Islamic spirituality, and allied social science, economic and political theories.
Students must also fulfill standard Bachelor’s level requirements in general education, imparting a solid foundation in the humanities as well as the social and physical sciences. Upon completion, graduates will be prepared to pursue academic, occupational and career options, which are appropriately aligned with this field of study.
The following courses, or their equivalent, fulfill the undergraduate general education requirement in the BA program: The Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies Program requires 120 semester hours distributed as follows:
- 50 credit hours in the general education core courses (including obligatory classes in English composition, biological/physical sciences, humanities, social sciences and statistics/social research methods);
- 49 credit hours in the core courses in Islamic Studies; and
- 21 credit hours in elective courses in Islamic Studies.