Welcome! For more than 50 years, the University of Waterloo has offered courses in religious studies. Religious Studies is a flexible program that offers several plans for undergraduate students and includes a wide range of courses. Students are able to specialize in three main areas: World Religions; Christian Traditions; and Religion, Culture, and Society. Religious Studies is also a great complement to other programs where students can pursue a joint honours degree or a minor.
Our faculty have varied research interests and also contribute to other university departments and programs, including: Sociology, Jewish Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Development Studies, Sex, Marriage, and the Family Studies, Fine Arts, and Graduate Theological Studies.
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Waterloo in partnership with the Religion and Culture Department at Wilfrid Laurier University, offers a joint PhD in Religious Studies with a unique concentration on religious diversity of North America.
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- May 13, 2019
We are very pleased to announce that three of our PhD students have been successful in the SSHRC competition!
Chris Miller (supervised by Doug Cowan at UW) has been awarded a two-year SSHRCC doctoral award, Doaa Shalabi (supervised by David Seljak at UW) has been awarded one of the prestigious Canada Graduate Scholarships, and Sahver Kuzucuoglu (supervised by Jasmin Zine and Meena Sharify-Funk at WLU) has been awarded a 3-year year SSHRC fellowship.
Our heartiest congratulations to all of you!
- Apr. 25, 2019
- Apr. 16, 2019
We are pleased to announce that Christopher Emory-Moore’s PhD defence will be this Thursday. Faculty, students, and anyone interested in hearing the defence are encouraged to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!
WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 11 am - 2 pm
WHERE: HH 373
Dissertation title: “Renunciation and the Householder/Renouncer Relation in the New Kadampa Tradition”