Religious Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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What you will learn in this program

Religious Studies scholars ask questions such as: What role does religion play in a multicultural society? Can religious beliefs impact health outcomes? How does religion influence political decisions?

Religious Studies seeks to understand the creation, expression and practices of the world's religions. This program will give you an understanding of the complex nature and function of religion within the lives of individuals, communities, societies, and cultures. During the course of your studies, you'll gain conceptual analysis skills, research capabilities, and a broad appreciation of religious beliefs, histories practices.

Career opportunities

​As a Religious Studies graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in Religious Studies can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, social work, or education.

Courses you'll take:

Greek Religion, Introduction to Hinduism, Religion and the Good Life, Religious Myths and Worldviews, ​Asian Religions

Admission requirements and information

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Important dates and deadlines

Program Highlights

Program enhancements

Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.

Work experience

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.

Program enhancements

Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.

Hands-on opportunities

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Did you know? You can earn two degrees in five years. Learn more about combined degree program options.

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Faculty Information

Faculty of Arts
Arts Students' Centre, Social Sciences Building, Room 102
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
403.220.3580