The Major in Religious Studies is designed for students who want to develop a thorough understanding of religious experience and behaviour, while at the same time pursuing another Major or Minor in order to complete their degree. The Major will give you a foundation in methods used to study religion and will allow you to pursue topics that interest you when selecting the remainder of your courses. The Major will equip you with cultural knowledge and critical skills that can be applied in many fields, such as communications, public administration, law, business, education, and health.

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 2017-2018 calendars for the previous requirements.

Compulsory course at the 1000 level
SRS 1112The Religions of the World I3 Units
Compulsory course at the 2000 level
SRS 2113The Religions of the World II3 Units
Compulsory course at the 3000 level
SRS 3102Method and Theory in the Study of Religion3 Units
Optional courses
6 course units from:6 Units
Sociology of Religion
Anthropology of Religion
Psychology of Religion
Contemporary Issues in Psychology of Religion
List A - Spiritualities and Cultures
3 course units from:3 Units
Religion and Sexuality
Religion, Animals, Nature
Religion and Death
Religion and Health
Religion in a Digital Age
Religion, Spirituality and Secularism in the Contemporary World
Sainthood and Heresy
Religion and Cinema
Shamanic Traditions
Pilgrimages, Healings, and Miracles
Religion, Art and Mythology
Religion and Popular Culture
Contemporary Issues in Psychology of Religion
Mysticism and Spiritual Experience
List B - Religion, Politics, and Public Policy
3 course units from:3 Units
Women and Religions
Religion and Politics in Global Society
Religion in Canada from First Contact to Modern Challenges
Religion in a Digital Age
Native Peoples and Christianity
Gender and Religion
Religion and Globalization
Religion and Multiculturalism in Canada
List C - Religion in Antiquity
3 course units from :3 Units
The World of the Hebrew Bible
The World of the New Testament
Religion in Late Antiquity
Jesus of Nazareth
The World of the Apocryphal Texts
Religions of the Graeco-Roman World
12 optional course units in religious studies (SRS) at the 3000 or 4000 level 112 Units
6 optional course units in religious studies (SRS) at the 4000 level6 Units
Total: 42 Units