The goal of our programs isn't to make you into a priest or nun. Rather, it is to let you study different expressions of religion throughout history, as well as in contemporary society. The study of religion is essential to understand our world. Our multidisciplinary programs combine history, sociology, psychology and anthropology. The result is a rich mix of perspectives on an array of topics: world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism), mysticism, Amerindian religions, mythology of First Nations in Canada, religions in colonial America, witchcraft and magic, ecology and religion, sexuality, contemporary spiritual movements, globalization and multiculturalism.

This program is offered in English and in French.

The table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the Honours bachelor's with double major and the Honours bachelor's with major and minor.

French immersion is available when taken as part of an honours degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

SRS 1112The Religions of the World I3 Units
SRS 2113The Religions of the World II3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
The World of the Hebrew Bible
The World of the New Testament
Religion in Late Antiquity
6 course units from:6 Units
Sociology of Religion
Anthropology of Religion
Psychology of Religion
3 course units from: 13 Units
Women and Religions
Women in Early Christianity
Gender and Religion
Popular Culture and Religion
3 course units from: 13 Units
Religious Ways of the Aboriginal Peoples
Religion in Canada from First Contact to Modern Challenges
Religion and Multiculturalism in Canada
SRS 3102Method and Theory in the Study of Religion3 Units
12 optional course units in religious studies (SRS) at the 3000 or 4000 level 1, 212 Units
6 optional course units in religious studies (SRS) at the 4000 level6 Units
Total: 42 Units



The number of units at the 3000 level can be reduced according to the number of courses already taken at the 3000 level.


Students may also register to EAS 3103 as part of this requirement.