The 3-year Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies (Usul-ud-Din) is a continuation of the Associate’s program for serious seekers of more advanced knowledge. It is meticulously designed to help build leaders, teachers and specialists in the Islamic sciences, who can serve at the forefront of society.
The curriculum offered to Bachelors students comes from Madina Institute’s dedication to preparing specialists in Islamic Jurisprudence & its Quranic & Sunnah Foundations through examining contemporary dynamics and ways in which our vast tradition deals with modernity & contemporary issues.
We hope to convey knowledge responsive to the demands of contemporary Islamic society in the fields of instruction, propagation, social and spiritual guidance, honoring the academic legacy of Islamic scholarship through the centuries.
Program starts August 9, 2017. Classes are full-time, in-residence; Sun-Thu 8am-5pm, Fri 8am-11am.
The Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies is a three-year accelerated full-time program. Students must successfully complete 180 credit hours of eligible coursework to graduate from the Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies program.
Students who successfully complete the 180 credit hours for the three-year Bachelor’s program may complete an optional semester of additional coursework to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors. The Honors program consist of 20 credits hours of advanced coursework designed to equip students with the requisite skills to apply the knowledge of the classical Islamic tradition obtained through the Bachelor’s program unto the areas of academia, pedagogy, and Islamic scholarship. Students who complete the Bachelor with Honors Program will graduate as advanced students of knowledge, and become eligible to pursue academia or classical Islamic scholarship.
This program is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. and is arranged in 8 main subjects as follows:
- Intensive Arabic (‘Ilm al-Lughat al-‘Arabiyyah)
- Quranic Sciences (‘Ulum al-Quran)
- Hadith Sciences (‘Ulum al-Hadith)
- History (Tarikh)
- Jurisprudence (Fiqh – Hanafi, Shafi’i, Maliki and comparative Fiqh)
- Legal Theory (Usul al-Fiqh)
- Islamic Theology & Logic (‘Aqidah, Mantiq, Sects)
- Spirituality & Purification of the Heart (Tazkiyah)
- Applied Emotional Intelligence