Sep 27, 2020  
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Honors in Religious Studies [Arts]


History and Classics, Faculty of Arts

Degrees in Religious Studies are interdisciplinary programs administered by the Department of History and Classics, Faculty of Arts. They combine required RELIG courses with approved cross-listed courses offered in various departments of the Faculty of Arts and, exceptionally, in other Faculties.

Honors in Religious Studies


General Information


Students planning to apply for admission to the Honors program should consult BA Honors  for admission requirements. Prior to making this application they must consult with the Director of Religious Studies on the availability of an honors thesis supervisor in their area of thesis research interest.

See Bachelor of Arts (Honors)  for Faculty regulations concerning the Honors program

Program Requirements


Honors in Religious Studies requires RELIG 102 and 103, and a minimum of ★48 and a maximum of ★72 at the senior level in RELIG and approved cross-listed courses. These will include:

Course Requirements


  • ★3 in RELIG courses numbered 201 to 229
  • ★3 in RELIG courses numbered 230 to 249
  • ★6 in RELIG courses at the 300 level in addition to RELIG 375
  • ★6 at the 400-level in RELIG or approved cross-listed courses*
*Note

See the department website for the list of approved cross-listed courses.  Also see Cross-Listed Courses  for additional information.

Recommended courses


As Religious Studies is an interdisciplinary program that draws on the methods of other disciplines, Honors students are encouraged but not required to take one of:

Promotion Requirements


Promotion from year to year requires a GPA of at least 3.3 with an average of at least 3.3 in all RELIG and approved cross-listed courses.

Graduation Requirements


Graduation with Honors in Religious Studies requires a program average of at least 3.3 and an average of at least 3.3 in all RELIG and approved cross-listed courses. Graduation with First-Class Honors requires an average of at least 3.7 in all senior-level RELIG and approved cross-listed courses and an average of at least 3.5 in the last ★30 completed.

Combined Honors in Religious Studies


General Information


Students may pursue a Combined Honors program in Religious Studies and another discipline.

Program Requirements


The common requirements in a Combined Honors program are the same as for other Honors programs [refer to Bachelor of Arts (Honors) ].

A Combined Honors degree in Religious Studies and another discipline requires a minimum of ★36 (at the junior and senior levels) in approved RELIG or cross-listed courses and a minimum of ★36 in the other discipline. Requirements in Religious Studies follow:

Course Requirements


  • ★30 in approved RELIG and cross-listed courses, including RELIG 375
  • ★3 in RELIG courses numbered 201 to 299
  • ★3 in RELIG courses numbered 230 to 249
  • ★6 in RELIG courses at the 300 level in addition to RELIG 375
  • ★6 at the 400-level in RELIG or approved cross-listed courses*
  • RELIG 499  (★6) Honors Essay is normally required. Students who select the Honors Essay course must complete the language requirement as specified in Honors in Religious Studies . The Honors Essay may be replaced with ★6 at the 400-level or above in RELIG and approved cross-listed courses if the student will be completing an Honors Essay in the other discipline, or, with special permission, a Combined Honors Essay may also be allowed in lieu of RELIG 499 [see Honors Essay ]. Consult the Undergraduate Advisor for further details.
*Note

See the program website for the list of approved cross-listed courses.  See Cross-Listed Courses for Faculty regulations concerning Cross-Listed courses.

Promotion and Graduation Requirements


In a combined Honors program, students must meet the promotion and graduation standards of each discipline. The requirements in Religious Studies are outlined in Honors in Religious Studies.