Religious Studies: World Religions


The Major Concentration World Religions offers students a broad introduction to the study of the world’s major religions, while also making room for your specific areas of interest. The program also teaches you how to develop an understanding of methods and problems in comparative approaches to the academic study of religion.  

The program is also offered in a Minor Concentration, which introduces students to the major world religions and to the academic study of religion. 


Depending on your wider plan for your degree, a degree in World Religions can open many new and exciting doors for you. You can enter the working world right after graduation, or you could choose to attend graduate school so that you can further research World Religions.  

Your degree also doesn’t have to be used in the world of religion. You could use your knowledge and apply it to politics, law, business, etc.  

Some Careers include: 

  • Researcher 
  • Professor 
  • International Aid/Development Worker  
  • Political Risk Analyst  
  • Public Affairs Consultant

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Complimentary Minors include:  

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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