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Religious Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Greater Sudbury, Canada| Online
As an academic discipline, the Religious Studies program at Laurentian University does not promote nor undermine any particular religion or worldview. It approaches the study of religion as a social phenomenon, recognizing that religions have occupied a very central place in virtually all civilizations.
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Overview

The program focuses on the relationship between religion and culture. It is administered by a Joint Department of Religious Studies, comprised of the departments of Religious Studies from the University of Sudbury, Huntington University and Thorneloe University, all situated on the Laurentian campus.

The  Religious Studies program at Laurentian University focuses on four main areas of study: Biblical Studies, World Religions, Western Religions, and Religion and Culture. It offers a broad overview of the discipline with courses including Christian thought, Buddhism, Indigenous tradition and culture, Eastern mysticism, the paranormal, bioethics, social issues, Western morality, Judaism, Hinduism, Apocalyptic and the Book of Revelation.

Career Opportunities

An education in Religious Studies will help students develop critical thinking, cross-cultural understanding, open mindedness, and clear communications skills. These skills will contribute to the success of those who plan to pursue Religious Studies at the graduate level, but are applicable to a variety of other professions such as political sciences, law, health care, medicine, education, international relations, journalism, social work, etc. This program will also benefit students who are interested in other fields such as History, Literature, Indigenous Studies, etc.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Course include:

  •  What in the World Is Religion?
  • Religion for the New Generation
  • Ideas of Love
  • Event and Meaning in the Bible: Foundations of the Judaeo-Christian Tradition
  • The Bible in Context: Ancient Israel
  • The Bible in Context: Christian Origins
  • The Development of Western Morality
  • Christian Thought and Culture
  • The Bible, Society and Politics
  • The Problem of Evil

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    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

  • Official high school transcripts. If documents are in your native language, please provide a notarized and officially translated copy in either English or French
  • Official high school diploma. If documents are in your native language, please provide a notarized and officially translated copy in either English or French
  • Proof of language skill: English for English language programs or French for French language programs
  • Applicants must meet both language requirements for bilingual programs
  • A resume or CV specifying current education and work experience 
  • A copy of a valid passport (both sides)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Greater Sudbury

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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