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World Religions

King's University College

Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Religion/Religious Studies
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,904
International: $37,476


Careers:Ministers of ReligionProfessional Occupations in Religion


It is perhaps obvious that, in an increasingly multicultural environment, understanding the world’s religious traditions is more than ever required for us even to understand our new friends and neighbours. But the study of World Religions also helps us to understand ourselves and our own religious traditions, and there is wisdom in the dictum of all comparative studies: “She who knows only one, knows none.” The impulse to religion appears to be a universal characteristic of the human species, and studying the various forms this impulse has taken throughout history and across the globe is perhaps the most fascinating study one can undertake. You need not be religious yourself to engage in this enterprise, nor need you worry that your own religious tradition, if you have one, will be undermined. King’s University College is certainly a proud Roman Catholic institution, but here all religious traditions are treated with equal respect and, in the World Religions and Culture Program, treated with equal interest.

But the study of World Religions & Cultures is also highly practical. In an ever-shrinking world, we constantly find ourselves surrounded by peoples of different religions and cultures, many of whom we simply do not understand. And a lack of understanding often leads to tragic consequences, as is made evident every night on the evening news. Before you can change the world for the better, however, you first need to understand it. On its own, or combined with other fields such as Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work, a study of the religions and cultures of the globe is an essential ingredient in bringing positive change to the world.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    For admission to this program, applicants are required to have completed first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in 3.0 principal courses with no mark in these principal courses below 60%. At least 0.5 course in Religious Studies with a mark of at least 60% (Religious Studies 1023E is recommended).

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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