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Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies with concentration in Aqeedah

The Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies with a concentration in Aqeedah provides students with a comprehensive understanding of Islamic theology, jurisprudence, and the Arabic language. The program is designed to develop a deep knowledge of the Quran, Hadith, Islamic history, and contemporary theological issues. Students will engage in rigorous academic study and practical application to prepare for roles in Islamic education, community leadership, and further scholarly research.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in Arabic language skills, both written and oral.

  2. Understand and articulate the Islamic Creed (Aqeedah) principles.

  3. Analyze and apply Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh) in various contexts.

  4. Conduct critical analysis of Quranic and Hadith texts.

  5. Understand the historical development of Islamic thought and its contemporary implications.

  6. Engage in scholarly discussions on contemporary theological issues.

  7. Apply Islamic ethical principles in personal and professional contexts.

Program Features

Flexible
Study Format

Online/live sessions or
Self-Paced Study

Tuition and Fee

Per Credit: $27

Total Cost: $5,544

Full-Time  Completion Time

3 Quarters per Year: ~3.3 years

4 Quarters per Year: 2.5 years

Instruction Medium

English or Arabic

Study Time Options

Full Time: Minimum 4 courses per quarter

Part Time: Minimum 2 courses per quarter

Degree Completion Requirements

Total: 180 quarter credits

General Education Courses: 45 credits

Core Courses: 81 credits

Advanced concentration courses: 54 credits

Curriculum Details

  • ​The Fall Quarter

    1. ISEG100: Arabic Language Level I - 5 credits

    2. ISEC110: Islamic Creed I - 4 credits

    3. ISEC111: Fiqh of Worship I - 4 credits

    4. ISEC112: Introduction to Quranic Sciences - 5 credits

     

    The Winter Quarter

    1. ISEC113: History of Islamic Jurisprudence - 4 credits

    2. ISEC114: Tajweed I (Rules of Proper Recitation) - 5 credits

    3. ISEC115: Analytical Tafseer I - 5 credits

    4. ISEG101: Islamic Psychology - 4 credits

    The Spring Quarter

    1. ISEG102: Islam & Science - 4 credits

    2. ISEG103: Arabic Language Level II (Prerequisite: ISEG100) - 5 credits

    3. ISEG104: Islamic Manners/Behavior - 4 credits

    4. ISEC116: Biography of the Prophet I - 5 credits

  • ​The Fall Quarter

    1. ISEG200: Arabic Language Level III (Prerequisite: ISEG103) - 5 credits

    2. ISEG201: History of the Rightly Guided Caliphs - 4 credits

    3. ISEG202: Islamic Spirituality (Tazkiya) - 4 credits

    4. ISEC210: Introduction to Sunnah Sciences - 5 credits

     

    The Winter Quarter

    1. ISEC211: Fiqh of Worship II (Prerequisite: ISEC111) - 4 credits

    2. ISEC212: Islamic Creed II (Prerequisite: ISEC110) - 4 credits

    3. ISEG203: Arabic Language Level IV (Prerequisite: ISEG200) - 5 credits

    4. ISEG204: History of Muslim States (Prerequisite: ISEG201) - 5 credits

    The Spring Quarter

    1. ISEC213 - Analytical Tafseer II (Prerequisite: ISEC115) - 5 credits

    2. ISEC214 - Islamic Creed III (Prerequisite: ISEC212) - 4 credits

    3. ISEC215 - Fiqh of Transactions I - 4 credits

    4. ISEC216 - Biography of the Prophet II - (Prerequisite: ISEC116)  - 5 credits

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    The Fall Quarter

    1. ISEC300: Tajweed II (Rules of Proper Recitation) (Prerequisite: ISEC114) - 5 Credits

    2. ISEC301: Fiqh of Transactions II (Prerequisite: ISEC215) - 4 Credits

    3. ISEC302: Islamic Theology - 4 Credits

    4. ISEC303: Hadith Terminology I - 5 Credits

     

    The Winter Quarter

    1. ISEA300: Islamic Monotheism - 5 Credits

    2. ISEA301: Religions & Doctrines - 5 Credits

    3. ISEA302: Muslim Sects and Groups - 4 Credits

    4. ISEA303: Contemporary Issues in Theology - 5 Credits

     

    The Spring Quarter

    1. ISEA304: Texts Dealing with Creed - 5 Credits

    2. ISEA305: Credal Theology - 5 Credits

    3. ISEA306: Scholastic Theology (Kalam) - 5 Credits

    4. ISEA307: Traditional Logic - 5 Credits

  • The Fall Quarter

    1. ISEA400: Comparative Theology - 5 Credits

    2. ISEA401: Applied Theology - 5 Credits

    3. ISEA403: Modern Logic - 5 Credits

Admission Requirements

  1. Copy of Valid Passport or ID: Please provide a clear image of your valid passport or photo ID to verify your identity.

  2. Personal Statement: A personal statement is required. This should outline your interest in the program, your career goals, and why you believe you would be a good fit for the program.

  3. High School Diploma or Equivalent: Applicants must have completed high school or earned a General Education Diploma. Official transcripts or proof of completion must be submitted.

  4. Application Form: Applicants must submit a fully completed application form through the university's online application system. It is essential that all sections of the form are thoroughly and accurately completed to ensure your application is properly considered.

  5. Application Fee: Applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of $25.

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