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Religious Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) Waterloo, Canada
Who or what is the divine? What does it mean to be human? How do spiritual beliefs shape our world? In the Religious Studies program offered by the University of Waterloo, you’ll examine how religions have influenced politics, economics, culture, art, science, and society throughout history — and continue to do so today.
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Overview

Tailor your Religious Studies degree offered by the University of Waterloo to your passions. We offer more than 100 undergraduate courses covering the religions of the world, Jewish studies, Christian traditions, and religious culture and society. Thanks to strong links with the Department of Religion and Culture at neighbouring Wilfrid Laurier University, you’ll have access to even more learning opportunities.

You’ll graduate equipped with the multicultural understanding, critical thinking skills, and historical knowledge to succeed in a variety of careers. And, if you take the co-op stream, up to two years of work experience on your resume.

Sample co-op job titles

  • Internship programme
  • Technical analyst
  • Junior risk officer
  • English facilitation assistant
  • Business coordinator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • World Religions and Politics
  • Death and Dying
  • Sex and the World Religions
  • Atheism, Skepticism, and Free Thought
  • Critical Encounter with Human Nature

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • We recommend completing the Admission Information Form once you've applied. (online)

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including:

  • Any Grade 12 U English (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35300 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35300 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    7200 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Waterloo

  • 810 - 1450 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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