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McGill's Faculty of Religious Studies

On this page : Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies,   Bachelor of Theology,   Contact the Faculty   

One of the oldest faculties at McGill, Religious Studies offers a program through the Faculty of Arts that allows students to explore the many cultural, historical and political issues related to Eastern and Western religions.  We also offer programs for those seeking to qualify for the ordained ministry, pursue the academic study of comparative religion, or continue in pastoral settings, such as hospitals and schools.


B.A.: Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies

In this program, offered through the Faculty of Arts, students may pursue a major, minor, or honours program in Religious Studies by selecting courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Religious Studies. This option allows students to study the many cultural, historical, and political issues related to both Eastern and Western religions. Please follow application instructions for the Faculty of Arts.

+ Religious Studies    
- Asian Religions Honours     Joint Honours
- Scriptural Languages     Minor Concentration  
- Scriptures and Interpretation   Major Concentration    
- Western Religions Honours     Joint Honours
- World Religions   Major Concentration Minor Concentration  

B.Th.: Bachelor of Theology

This program teaches the academic disciplines of theology while preparing students for ministry in the contemporary world. Emphasis is placed on the Canadian and North American contexts, the Quebec context and religious pluralism.

While some students pursue the B.Th. degree for purposes other than ordination, those who are preparing to be ordained are sponsored by one of the following theological colleges:

  • Montreal Diocesan Theological College of the Anglican Church of Canada
  • Presbyterian College
  • United Theological College of the United Church of Canada

Please follow application instructions for the Faculty of Religious Studies.

+ Religious Studies  
- Religious Studies Regular Stream Honours Stream

Degrees offered

  • B.A.
  • B.Th.
  • M.A.
  • S.T.M.
  • Ph.D.

Affiliated colleges and centres

Enrolment - Fall 2013

Canadian 25
International 1
Male 14
Female 12
Canadian 53
International 27
Male 47
Female 33

* In addition, more than 300 students from the Faculty of Arts are enrolled in major or minor concentrations in Religious Studies.


Faculty of Religious Studies
3520 University Street
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2A7

Tel.: 514 398-5320
Fax: 514 398-6665
info [dot] relgstud [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

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