Program Information

School: University of Alberta
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Religion/Religious Studies
Description: Religious Studies is the critical study of religion: its history, its ideas and principles, and its function in societies past and present. Students examine a variety of religions and perspectives from a non-denominational perspective. You’ll delve into the philosophies and writings of some of the most influential religious figures of all time; study biblical languages and original texts; investigate the roles of religion in modern society; and analyze religious thought and expression in history, politics, literature, art and music.

The Faculty of Arts boasts one of the most diverse Arts programs in Canada, offering top quality educational opportunities that prepare students for successful careers in every sector of society. With over 900 distinct courses in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts, you will find an academic pathway for you. Your studies will be enhanced by the rich insights that our nationally and internationally recognized faculty members bring to the classroom through unique insights drawn from their research and advancement of human knowledge. Academic excellence, innovative problem-solving, and experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom, such as Community Service-Learning and Arts Work Experience programs, will give you the tools to thrive in a diverse and increasingly complex workplace.

URL: Religious Studies at University of Alberta
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This estimate is based on one year of full-time study, and represents only the tuition cost.

Careers: Ministers of Religion

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 72

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

  • Grade12 English
  • Grade12 Humanities or Grade12 International Languages or Grade12 Mathematics or Grade12 Science
  • 3 of Grade12 Humanities or Grade12 International Languages or Grade12 Mathematics or Grade12 Science