Faculty of Arts - Religion

Program description

The Department of Religion at the University of Manitoba focuses on three areas of study: religions in the West (especially Christianity and Judaism), religions in the East (Islam, Hinduism, Yoga, Buddhism), and religion and culture. Method and theory is an integral part of our program as is an emphasis on world religions. Courses are mainly tradition based or topics based. Our topical courses are comparative, for example, dealing with death and mourning rituals in world religions.

Program options

Degree options

B.A. Bachelor of Arts, Religion - 3 or 4 years
B.A. (Adv.) Bachelor of Arts, Religion Advanced - 4 years
B.A. (Hons.) Bachelor of Arts, Religion Honours - 4 years
B.A. Minor, Religion

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Interesting courses

  • Evil in World Religions
  • Religion and the Media
  • Death and Concepts of the Future
  • Introduction to World Religions
  • Ethics in World Religions
  • Food: religious Concepts and Practices
  • Introduction to Hinduism; Buddhism; Judaism, Islam, and Christianity
  • Religion and Violence
  • Women and Religion
  • Religion and Healing

Professional opportunities

  • Teaching
  • Social work
  • Government
  • Foreign service
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Research

Admission requirements

Visit the Faculty of Arts Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.

What is unique about this program at the U of M?

  • Emphasis on world religions.
  • Emphasis on method and theory.
  • Success is placing graduate students in top rated Religion programs in North America.
  • Distinguished Professor (McCance)
  • Many of our students have been recipients of SSHRC scholarships.
  • Many of our academic staff have been recipients of SSHRC research grants.

    Important links

    Faculty of Arts 
    Department of Religion
    Graduate Programs