Religious Studies

Religious Studies

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Where diversity comes together  

Our program is the place to explore how and why humans appeal to spirituality to make sense of themselves and their world. We apply a religious lens to history, anthropology, political science, literature and cultural studies. We also examine the origins and early literature of the primary religious traditions, such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

You’ll explore your religious traditions and those of others: our program thrives on the diversity of students’ lived experiences to create meaningful discussions. Classrooms provide a safe space to develop the tools to have respectful and frank conversations.

Our courses teach intellectual humility and appreciating diversity – essential for life in a multi-ethnic, multicultural society and a global workplace. We look forward to welcoming you.

What you’ll learn 

  • Discuss religion and gender, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, and the relationship between religion and violence.  
  • Discover religion within a Canadian context, emphasizing the experiences of diaspora communities. 
  • Learn about contemporary concepts like religion in the digital space, and religion and film.

Career Options

  • Learning to critically analyze texts and improve your writing skills is excellent preparation for any career path.
  • Our graduates have gone on to work in human and religious rights, community development, international aid, social work, museum curation and ministry.

Questions?

Contact us at goyork@yorku.ca 

Program Details


Offered by

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies


Offered at

  • Keele Campus

Degrees offered

BA


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time


Fall entry

Yes (first and upper year)


Winter entry

Yes (first and upper year)


Summer entry

Yes (first and upper year)


Evening Courses

Some major-specific courses available with evening option


Online Courses

Some major-specific courses available online


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