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Religious Studies, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Sackville, Canada
The Religious Studies program offered by the Mount Allison University deals with the deepest and most basic questions of human existence: the meaning and purpose of life, relations with a divine presence and power, interpersonal relations and ultimate human destiny.
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Religious studies examines the various religious traditions of the world in their historical and contemporary contexts. The  Religious Studies program offered by the Mount Allison University explores the many ways in which religion shapes culture and history, forms values, and authorizes human action.

Mount Allison’s religious studies program does not advocate or promote any particular religion. Instead, it adopts a scholarly and analytical approach to the study of religious traditions – as such, it is open to students from all backgrounds, secular and religious.

Courses in religious studies at Mount Allison are divided into three streams:

  • Eastern traditions – Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian religions
  • Western traditions – Judaism, Christianity, Islam
  • Religion and culture

In religious studies you will examine important texts, practices, cultural phenomena, and ideas, looking at them from the perspective of history, literature, philosophy, and culture.

Popular career paths for religious studies graduates include:

  • archivist
  • art dealer
  • human resources specialist
  • archeologist
  • mediator
  • community development officer
  • human rights advocate
  • international development/aid worker
  • foreign affairs specialist
  • religious education administrator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    There is no set application deadline — we offer rolling admissions. Students must apply by March 1 to be considered for an entrance scholarship.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Death and the Afterlife in Asian Religions
  • Religion, the Body, and Sexuality
  • Religion and Popular Culture
  • Sacred Space and Holy Land
  • The Quest for Enlightenment: the Search For Perfection in Asian Religions
  • Special Topic in Religious Studies
  • Introduction to Eastern Religions
  • Mother Earth, Father Sky: Religion, Humans, and Nature

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

To be considered for admission, a university-preparatory language arts course and generally a minimum of four additional university-preparatory courses are required. A university-preparatory math (pre-calculus) is required for students applying to the Bachelor of Science or Commerce programs.

Documents required:

  • Official transcripts
  • Regular admission - To be considered for admission, a minimum final grade of 65% or the equivalent is required in all university-preparatory courses reviewed.
  • Early admission - Applicants may be considered for early admission based on their final grade 11 transcripts. A minimum admissions average of 80% is required for consideration.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18130 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18130 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8770 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8770 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sackville

  • 1000 - 1600 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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