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 discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your 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
6 course units from: 16 Units
Indigenous Spiritualities in the Americas.
Women and Religions
Religious Ways of the Aboriginal Peoples
The World of the Hebrew Bible
Sociology of Religion
Anthropology of Religion
Psychology of Religion
Christianity, Culture and Change
The World of the New Testament
Religion in Late Antiquity
Religion in Canada from First Contact to Modern Challenges
Women in Early Christianity
Gender and Religion
Popular Culture and Religion
Religion and Multiculturalism in Canada
12 optional course units in religious studies (SRS)12 Units
6 optional course units in religious studies (SRS) at the 3000 or 4000 level 16 Units
Total: 30 Units



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