Religion influences the world in significant ways and addresses every aspect of human experience. Learn about the scripture, history, theology, and practices of Christianity and other religions around the world with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Booth UC.


The Bachelor of Arts in Religion can be completed in:

  • 3 years (90 credit hours)
  • 4 years (120 credit hours)

Religion is a major influence in the world. It affects every aspect of the human experience: history, culture, politics, economics, science, philosophy, and more. An adequate understanding of the world requires some knowledge of the various faith traditions.

What do people believe and what do they practice in diverse religious communities around the world? How does religion inform and shape their lives? What does religion contribute to their societies? How does it provide life with meaning, wisdom, ethical responsibility and beauty? Studying Religion allows us to ask, think about, and answer these kinds of complex and important questions.

Students in the Religion program are exposed to a variety of learning experiences.  Through classroom discussion, careful analysis of beliefs and practices, and observation in the world, you'll come to appreciate the diversity and depth of religion. 

Be inspired, challenged, and transformed.  The skills you develop in the religion program will equip you to think critically, communicate clearly, and relate well to others.

Minor in Religion

  • 18 credits in REL courses, including the core Religion requirements
  • Minimum 6 credits at the 300 level or higher

Studying at Booth UC

We welcome people from all backgrounds, encourage diverse perspectives, and nurture rich friendships.

The Religion program at Booth UC is grounded in the Christian faith. We're motivated by love, hope, and social justice. These core values are reflected in our courses. Learn about the complexities and challenges of our society, examine the human condition, and discover religious solutions to pressing global problems. 

At Booth UC, you'll experience small class sizes and a collaborative learning environment. Our small student-to-faculty ration means you'll get individualized guidance and support in your studies. 

What You'll Learn

While the Religion program is rooted in Christianity, it also engages with a multi-faith world. In addition to Booth University College's Institutional Learning Outcomes, you'll learn: 

  • Skills in the critical analysis and interpretation of Christianity, including beliefs, practices, scripture, and history
  • Knowledge of the beliefs and practices of other world religions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, and Islam
  • Awareness of important methodologies and theories used in the study of religion
  • Ability to craft clear and well-reasoned arguments in spoken and written formats
  • Understanding to effectively engage in research on a variety of topics
  • Recognition of the transformative nature of religion and religious values for personal life and for the world as a whole

Choosing a Minor

Students in the Religion program are encouraged to choose a minor in one of the following areas:

  • Community and Urban Transformation
  • English
  • Film
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

These disciplines may include religious content, allowing you to explore your chosen major in an interdisciplinary framework. 

Your Future

A Bachelor of Arts in Religion provides a solid foundation for life and for one’s future career. Some graduates go on to earn advanced degrees in religious studies, biblical studies, church history, and theology at leading universities and seminaries. Others use their degree as a stepping stone to professional training in fields as diverse as Christian ministry, law, education, social work, and journalism.


For course details, visit the Academic Calendar.

3 Year (90 credits) Requirements

  • Minimum of 90 credit hours
  • 42 credit hours in the core curriculum
  • Minimum 30 credit hours in the discipline

Required Courses (30 credits)

  • REL200 (3)
  • REL201 (3)
  • REL209 (3)
  • REL220 or REL230 or REL250 (3)
  • REL30X (3)
  • REL31X (3)
  • REL32X or REL 33X (3)
  • REL37X (3)
  • REL3XX or REL490 or REL495 (6)

4 Year (120 credits) Requirements

  • Minimum of 120 credit hours total
  • 42 credit hours in the core curriculum
  • 48 credit hours in the discipline, including those taken in the core
  • 30 credit hours at the 200 level or higher
  • 12 credit hours at the 400 level, including REL 499 Religion in Cultural Contexts or HUM 499 Integration Capstone

Admission Requirements

Review the admission requirements for this program, plus specific details for mature students, international students, and high school equivalencies for applicants outside Manitoba.

Contact Us

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