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Use the checklists as you choose your courses each term to make sure you are on track for the degree that you wish to pursue. For more information, see the undergraduate calendar

Three-Year General | Four-Year General | Honours | Honours Arts and Business (Co-op and Regular) | Joint Honours | Specializations | Minor | Applied Language Studies Program

Three-Year General Religious Studies

Continuation in this academic plan requires an overall cumulative average of 60% and a cumulative Religious Studies average of 65%.

Eligibility for graduation in the Three-Year General Religious Studies academic plan includes successful fulfillment of the following requirements:

  • Religious Studies (RS) Plan-level requirements:
  • Appropriate BA Program-level requirements. See "BA Degree Requirements."
    • at least six academic course units (twelve courses) must be in Religious Studies with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, including:

Four-Year General Religious Studies

Continuation in this academic plan requires an overall cumulative average of 60% and a cumulative Religious Studies average of 65%.

Eligibility for graduation in the Four-Year General Religious Studies academic plan includes successful fulfilment of the following requirements:

  • Religious Studies (RS) Plan-level requirements:
  • Appropriate BA Program-level requirements. See "BA Degree Requirements."
    • at least eight academic course units (16 courses) must be in Religious Studies with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, including:
      • at least 1.5 units (three courses) from each of the three Areas
      • RS 100, 110, 260
      • one of RS 202, 203, 204
      • one of RS 210, 216, 240, 250
      • four additional RS courses at the 300- and/or 400-level

Honours Religious Studies

Continuation in this academic plan requires an overall cumulative average of 60% and a cumulative Religious Studies average of 70%.

Eligibility for graduation in the Honours Religious Studies academic plan includes successful fulfilment of the following requirements:

  • Religious Studies (RS) Plan-level requirements:
  • Appropriate BA Program-level requirements. See "BA Degree Requirements."
    • at least eight academic course units (16 courses) in Religious Studies, including:

Honours Religious Studies (Arts and Business Co-op and Regular)

A student may combine an Honours Religious Studies academic plan with Arts and Business. The requirements in Religious Studies are identical to the Religious Studies Joint Honours academic plan requirements listed below. See the Arts and Business requirements.

Joint Honours Religious Studies

A Joint Honours academic plan with Religious Studies may be taken in combination with most Arts disciplines in which an Honours academic plan is offered or with many Honours majors in other Faculties. See the department for the most recent list of approved combinations.

Continuation in this academic plan requires an overall cumulative average of 60% and a cumulative Religious Studies average of 70%.

Eligibility for graduation in the Joint Honours Religious Studies academic plan includes successful fulfilment of the following requirements:

  • Religious Studies (RS) Plan-level requirements:
  • Appropriate Program-level requirements for the Home Faculty, including at least 20 academic course units. If the Home Faculty is Arts, see "BA Degree Requirements."
    • at least seven academic course units (14 courses) must be in Religious Studies with a minimum cumulative average of 75%, including:
      • 4.5 academic units (nine courses), at least 1.5 units (three courses) from each of the three Areas
      • RS 100, 110, 260
      • one of RS 202, 203, 204
      • one of RS 210, 216, 240, 250
      • RS 499 [Note: Students in the Joint Honours Religious Studies plan may forego the RS 499 requirement by completing honours requirements in the student's other department. Please consult the RS undergraduate advisor for details.]
      • four RS courses at the 300- and/or 400-level in addition to RS 499
  • Plan-level requirements for the second Major.

Religious Studies Specializations

Students majoring in Four-Year General, Honours, or Joint Honours Religious Studies academic plans have the option of selecting an area of specialization:

  • World Religions Specialization : a course of study providing both breadth and depth into religious traditions around the globe, requiring at least three courses each from Areas 1A (Religions of Asia), 1B (Religions of the West), and 1C (Global Religion).
  • Christian Traditions Specialization : a course of study focusing on the Christian traditions, requiring at least three courses each from Areas 2A (Biblical Studies), 2B (History of Christianity), and 2C (Christian Thought and Practice).
  • Religion, Culture, and Society Specialization : a course of study focusing on religion as a social and cultural phenomenon, requiring three courses each from Areas 3A (The Study of Religion), 3B (Religion and Culture), and 3C (Religion and Social Life).

Students considering a specialization are encouraged to consult the Undergraduate Advisor for sequence of courses.

Religious Studies Minor

The Religious Studies (RS) Minor requires successful completion of a minimum of four academic courses units (eight courses) in Religious Studies with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, including:

  • RS 100, 110, 260
  • two additional RS courses at the 200-level or above

Students are encouraged to consult the Undergraduate Advisor of the Religious Studies Department to determine a suitable sequence of courses.

Applied Language Studies (APPLS) program

Religious Studies participates in offering the Applied Language Studies program. Students who are interested in second language learning and teaching should link to the Applied Language Studies website for more information.

Detailed plan information

Religious Studies undergraduate advisor

If you want more information about the details of the Religious Studies program or specific advice concerning course selection and degree requirements, please contact the Religious Studies Undergraduate Officer, Jim Diamond.