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Religion and Culture (BA)

Religion and Culture (BA)

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Discover and discuss issues relating to human rights, religious rights and freedoms, the status of women, identity and belonging, inter-group conflict and coexistence in a multicultural society.

In our Religion and Culture program, you'll examine ancient and contemporary religious experience using data such as sacred texts, oral narratives and works of visual or performing art.


Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • Our creative teaching and active-learning initiatives value individual growth and cultural diversity.
  • You’ll work with award-winning professors and researchers.
  • We offer interdisciplinary courses with local and international dimensions.
  • This program is offered on campus and as a fully online degree, giving you the flexibility to choose how you want to learn and what works best with your lifestyle.

First-Year Courses

You'll have the option to select two of the following courses:

  • Religions of the Americas: Indigenous, African and European

  • Religions of the Americas: Asian and Middle Eastern

  • Love and Its Myths

  • Evil and Its Symbols

  • Religion and Cinematic Culture

  • Religion and Visual Culture

  • Sports and the Sacred

In addition, you'll choose 4.0 elective credits in courses that interest you. For detailed information, visit Program Requirements.

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 80s.
  • English at 60%.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities that allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Muslim Studies Option
  • Community Engagement Option

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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