Undergraduate Program
In the Department of Religion, all major world religions are studied as both historical and living traditions. The department studies religious languages, world-views, ethical systems, practices, organizations, and institutions as historically connected in complex ways to the cultures and societies in which they operate. Religion is an open and fascinating subject of study.

Minor Program
A maximum of 12 credit hours in Religion courses numbered at the 1000-level may be used toward the 18 credit hours for the Minor.

Other
For the purpose of the Honours and the Major programs, the three areas of study are identified in the course listing with the following letters in brackets after the course title:
A: Western Religious Traditions
B: World Religions
C: Religion and Culture

In addition to courses numbered at the 1000-level, the Department of Religion offers a number of upper-level courses for which there are prerequisites; see the Calendar.

It is not necessary for students to enter the offerings in Religion by way of courses numbered at the 1000-level. Students in any year or program may register for any course in Religion provided they satisfy course and program prerequisites. With written permission of the department head students may take courses numbered at the 4000-level.

In cooperation with St. Paul's College, the Department of Religion offers an arrangement of courses with special emphasis in Catholic studies as an option for students intending to major or minor in Religion. This special emphasis involves completing course RLGN 2850 Contemporary Issues in Roman Catholicism and selecting relevant courses offered in the Faculty of Arts and the School of Art. Contact the Department of Religion prior to registration in order to select appropriate courses.

University 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
GENERAL MAJOR    Total: 30 credit hours
6 credit hours in Religion courses • 6 credit hours in Religion courses numbered at the 3000 level (With written consent of the department head, students are permitted to substitute Honours courses in the Major)
• 18 credit hours in Religion courses: six credit hours must be taken in each of the following three areas: Western Religious Traditions (A), World Religions (B), and Religion and Culture (C)
 
ADVANCED MAJOR    Total: 48 credit hours
6 credit hours in Religion courses • 12 credit hours in Religion courses numbered at the 4000 level (With written consent of the department head, students may be permitted to substitute courses numbered at the 3000 level)
• 30 credit hours in Religion courses: six credit hours must be taken in each of the following three areas: Western Religious Traditions (A), World Religions (B), and Religion and Culture (C)
MINOR    Total: 18 credit hours
6 credit hours in Religion courses 6 credit hours in Religion courses 6 credit hours in Religion courses  
HONOURS SINGLE    
6 credit hours in Religion courses • 18 credit hours in Religion courses numbered at the 2000 level
• 12 credit hours in ancillary options
• 12 credit hours in Religion courses numbered at the 3000 level
• 6 credit hours in Religion courses numbered at the 4000 level
• 6 credit hours in ancillary options
• 18 credit hours in Religion courses numbered at the 4000 level
• 6 credit hours in ancillary options
HONOURS DOUBLE
6 credit hours in Religion courses • 12 credit hours in Religion courses numbered at the 2000 level
• 12 credit hours in other Honours field
• 6 credit hours in ancillary options
• 6 credit hours in Religion courses numbered at the 3000 level
• 6 credit hours in Religion courses numbered at the 4000 level
• 12 credit hours in other Honours field
• 12 credit hours in Religion courses numbered at the 4000 level
• 12 credit hours in other Honours field

Notes:
Honours students will be expected to obtain six credit hours in each of the study areas B and C. In addition, for purposes of the Honours program, study area A is divided into two parts: (a) Bible and (b) the history of Western religion. Normally an Honours student will be expected to obtain six credit hours in each of those two parts.

Ancillary options are courses taken from outside the Honours field of study.