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Bachelor of Arts - Religious Studies

Mount Allison University
Canada, New Brunswick, Sackville
Tuition fee CA$20,998 per year

The fees shown here are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$19,040), health insurance and ancillary fees.

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Registration fee CA$350 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$50) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Dormitory fee CA$10,000 per year

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  • Including the cost of food, rent, books, transportation and other living expenses (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and subject to change.

There is a lot of residence options for you to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Be sure to find a place close to your campus and easily accessible by regular and frequent public transit.

More information

mta.ca/programs/religiousstudies 

Overview

Religious studies examines the various religious traditions of the world in their historical and contemporary contexts.

It explores the many ways in which religion shapes culture and history, forms values, and authorizes human action.

The study of religion deals with the deepest and most basic questions of human existence: the meaning and purpose of life, relations with a divine presence and power, interpersonal relations and ultimate human destiny.

Mount Allison’s religious studies program does not advocate or promote any particular religion. Instead, it adopts a scholarly and analytical approach to the study of religious traditions – as such, it is open to students from all backgrounds, secular and religious.

Programme structure

Courses in religious studies at Mount Allison are divided into three streams:

  • Eastern traditions – Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian religions
  • Western traditions – Judaism, Christianity, Islam
  • Religion and culture

In religious studies you will examine important texts, practices, cultural phenomena, and ideas, looking at them from the perspective of history, literature, philosophy, and culture.

Introductory courses lay the foundation for focused study of particular traditions and for upper-year courses that explore how religion relates to themes in the wider culture, such as in the arts, gender issues, and ethics.

Given the program’s interdisciplinary nature, you may also explore the connections between religion and subjects like:

  • science
  • film and media studies
  • contemporary politics
  • literature, music, and art
  • gender issues
  • ethics
  • the environment

Career opportunities

Popular career paths for religious studies graduates include:

  • archivist
  • art dealer
  • human resources specialist
  • archeologist
  • mediator
  • community development officer
  • human rights advocate
  • international development/aid worker
  • foreign affairs specialist
  • religious education administrator
Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022
Apply Now! Winter 2023
Application start
Feb 21, 2022
Application deadline
Oct 31, 2022, 11:59:59 PM
America/Toronto time
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022
Apply Now! Winter 2023
Application start
Feb 21, 2022
Application deadline
Oct 31, 2022, 11:59:59 PM
America/Toronto time
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States