Program Information

School: Mount Allison University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Religion/Religious Studies
Description: Religious studies examines the various religious traditions of the world in their historical and contemporary contexts. It explores the many ways in which religion shapes culture and history, forms values, and authorizes human action. Mount Allison’s religious studies program does not advocate or promote any particular religion. Instead, it adopts a scholarly and analytical approach to the study of religious traditions.

In religious studies you will examine important texts, practices, cultural phenomena, and ideas, looking at them from the perspective of history, literature, philosophy, and culture. Given the program’s interdisciplinary nature, you may also explore the connections between religion and subjects like science, film and media studies, contemporary politics, literature, music, and art, gender issues, and ethics. Courses in religious studies are divided into three streams: Eastern traditions (Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian religions), Western traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), and religion and culture.

URL: Religious Studies at Mount Allison University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,295
International: $17,600
Careers: Ministers of Religion

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Five academic grade 12-level subjects, a combination of U and M courses. University preparatory English is required and it is strongly recommended that university preparatory courses in the Humanities, Mathematics, Sciences and the Social Sciences be completed.