Major in Religion

 

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Why major in religion?

Religion is a crucial dimension of human experience, and our major provides the analytical tools for deep analysis. Our graduates go on to careers in law, medicine, social work, teaching, religious leadership, government, politics, and international relations.

 

Program requirements:

  • A year of World Religions (RLG100Y1 /​ RLG280Y1) or two half-courses in Introducing Religion (RLG101H1F and RLG101H1S)
  • Study of Religion (RLG 200H)
  • Gateway to a tradition (chosen from RLG 202H-209H, or 241H)
  • Four RLG half-courses at the 300+ level, one of which must be in the tradition chosen from RLG 202H-209H/241H
  • Four half-courses at any RLG level
  • A capstone integrative course

*Please see the Religion Listing in the Arts & Science Calendar for full details.

 

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Why major in Buddhist Studies?

Our Buddhist Studies major provides an in-depth, critical approach to this major world religion. 

 

Program requirements:

  • World Religions (RLG 100Y or 280Y) or two half-courses in Introducing Religion (RLG101H1F and RLG101H1S)
  • Study of Religion (RLG 200H)
  • Buddhist Studies gateway course (RLG 206H1)
  • 8 half-courses from a pre-approved list of courses 
  • 1 half-course at the 400 level from a pre-approved list 
  • A capstone integrative course (RLG 404H  or RLG 405H)*

*Please see the Religion Listing in the Arts & Science Calendar for full details.

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Why major in Islamic Studies?

Islam is one of the world's fastest growing religions. Our major provides a critical understanding of its history and contemporary development. 

Program requirements:

  • World Religions (RLG 100Y or 280Y) or two half-courses in Introducing Religion (RLG101H1F and RLG101H1S)
  • Study of Religion (RLG 200H)
  • Islam gateway course (RLG 204H1)
  • One half-course from RLG209H, 211H, 212H, or 213H 
  • 7 half-courses from a pre-approved list of courses 
  • A capstone integrative course (RLG 404H  or RLG 405H)*

*Please see the Religion Listing in the Arts & Science Calendar for full details.