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Bachelor of Theology

What's special about a McGill Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)?

Cultivating a thorough understanding of the world’s religions and the roles of religion throughout history and in contemporary society is at the heart of the Faculty of Religious Studies’ teaching. The Faculty takes a multi-disciplinary approach to scholarship on a plurality of religions and incorporates a broad range of perspectives and methods. In studying the world’s religious traditions, we emphasize the ways in which religious expression and practices are embedded in culture, politics, aesthetics, and social change.

The Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) offers academic instruction in the disciplines of theology and a more intensive study of Christianity. The B.Th. degree can be pursued independently or in preparation for ordained ministry and other careers in pastoral settings such as hospitals and schools.

How is the B.Th. structured?

Over the course of three years (U1, U2 and U3), students will complete a 90-credit degree.  For students from high schools outside Quebec, a 30-credit freshman year (called U0) will be added at the start of your studies (making this a four-year, 120-credit degree).

If you will be completing advanced level course work (such as International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement (AP), Advanced Levels, and/or university courses) you may receive advanced standing credit for all or part of the U0 year.

For a detailed program outline, click here.

Enhance your B.Th. Degree!

Every year, the Faculty publishes two Journals - ARC and Canons - showcasing the most compelling and innovative work produced by both staff and students. "Canons: The Undergraduate Journal of Religious Studies" seeks to publish the most compelling, innovative, and diverse undergraduate student research papers from the Faculty of Religious Studies.

You might also consider getting involved in McGill’s Initiative in Globalization and the World's Religions, which  offers students an interdisciplinary “Religion and Globalization” course (RELG 331), collaborates with leading international scholars for a lecture series at the Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR), and brings together university students from TBFF’s worldwide network to study and discuss together their diverse perspectives on human rights and religious minorities.