Brescia University

Religious Studies

Have you ever questioned how spirituality and religion shape our world? Or, how to find your own purpose in life in an ever-changing society?

When you choose to study Religious Studies, you will be given a safe and empowering space to explore spiritualties from around the world, while gaining a strong foundation in cultural competency and a better understanding of your own values and beliefs. Discover religion from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, explore current religious quests or research how cultures have influenced religions around the world – in our Religious Studies program, you decide! Under the guidance of your dedicated and academically-recognized professors, you will enhance your cultural awareness, communication and critical thinking skills through a variety of dynamic courses, including: Religion and the Contemporary World, Religion, Culture, Violence and Women in The Bible.

Outside the classroom, you have an opportunity to interview a spiritual leader and discover their perspective on religious teachings. You can also gain valuable insights from guest speakers, as they speak about their own journeys of faith and spirituality.


Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for Ontario high school students:

  • ENG4U

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities for graduates include:

  • Teacher
  • Psychiatrist
  • Author
  • Religious Leader

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Bold Stories

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“My experience in Religious Studies was life changing. You can come to the classroom with any religious background or affiliation and expand it in a safe environment. You have engaging conversation and discussion about some of histories most debated questions and events and bring your own thoughts and experiences to the table. Your professor and classmates create an intimate bond that will enhance your religious knowledge and experience tenfold.”

Marlies McCartney


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“Religion is a source of inspiration and expression that creates robust conversation and has broadened my appreciation of the foundation and history of commonly practiced religions in the World today. Specifically, I am gaining a better understanding of how religion has transformed societies from different viewpoints.”

Sophie Young


Program Options

Explore a path towards your future degree. Click on the heptagons below to learn more.

  Honours Specialization Specialization Major Minor
Religious Studies      


Spirituality and Community Leadership     heptagon  
Religious Studies and Philosophy        heptagon
Women and Christianity        heptagon

Program Modules

Tailor your degree towards your personal interests through our modules.

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Spirituality and Community Leadership


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