Degree Options

Below are the degree options offered by the Religious Studies program.

ORDINARY BA: 90 CREDITS

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: A minimum of 30 course credits and at least 50% of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/ minor must be taken at York University.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Students must successfully complete (pass) at least 90 credits that meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 4.0.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits of General Education chosen from Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science, including a minimum of six credits in each of Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science.

MAJOR CREDITS: At least 36 credits from the Religious Studies list of courses,
including

  • AP/HUMA 3803 3.0
  • AP/HUMA 3804 3.0
  • At least one course from each of the categories 1 - 5 of the Religious Studies courses*
  • 12 credits above the 2000 level.

NOTE: At least 12 credits in the major at the 3000 level or above

NOTE: Students must take courses that cover at least three (3) different religions.

NOTE: Language courses (category 6) are strongly recommended but not required. Up to 12 credits in language courses may be counted towards the Religious Studies degree.

UPPER-LEVEL CREDITS: At least 18 credits at the 3000-level or 4000-level

CREDITS OUTSIDE THE MAJOR: At least 18 credits.

HONOURS BA: 120 CREDITS

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: A minimum of 30 course credits and at least 50% of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/ minor must be taken at York University.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Students must successfully complete (pass) at least 120 credits which meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00.

GENERAL EDUCATION: credits of General Education chosen from Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science, including a minimum of six credits in each of Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science.

MAJOR CREDITS:

At least 48 credits from the Religious Studies list of courses,including:

  • AP/HUMA 3803 3.0
  • AP/HUMA 3804 3.0
  • At least one course from each of the categories 1 - 5 of the Religious Studies courses*
  • 12 credits at the 4000 level.

NOTE: Students must take courses that cover at least three (3) different religions.

NOTE: Language courses (category 6) are strongly recommended but not required. Up to 12 credits in language courses may be counted towards the Religious Studies degree.

UPPER-LEVEL CREDITS: At least 36 credits at the 3000-level or 4000-level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000-level

CREDITS OUTSIDE THE MAJOR: At least 18 credits.

(Note: Students who are completing a double major or major/minor are deemed to have fulfilled this requirement)

SPECIALIZED HONOURS BA: 120 CREDITS

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: A minimum of 30 course credits and at least 50% of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/ minor must be taken at York University.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT: Students must successfully complete (pass) at least 120 credits which meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.0.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits of General Education chosen from Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science, including a minimum of six credits in each of Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science.

MAJOR CREDITS: At least 54 credits from the Religious Studies list of courses,
including:

  • AP/HUMA 3803 3.0
  • AP/HUMA 3804 3.0
  • At least one course from each of the categories 1 - 5 of the Religious Studies courses*
  • 12 credits at the 4000 level.

NOTE: Students must take courses that cover at least three (3) different religions.

NOTE: Language courses (category 6) are strongly recommended but not required. Up to 12 credits in language courses may be counted towards the Religious Studies degree.

UPPER-LEVEL CREDITS: At least 36 credits at the 3000-level or 4000 - level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000-level

CREDITS OUTSIDE THE MAJOR: At least 18 credits.

HONOURS DOUBLE MAJOR BA PROGRAM: 120

The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with approved Honours Double Major degree programs in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Faculty of Health or Faculty of Science and Engineering. For further details on requirements, refer to the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.

Note: In a double major program, a course may count only once towards major credit.

HONOURS MAJOR/MINOR BA PROGRAM: 120 CREDITS

The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with approved Honours Minor degree programs in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Faculty of Health or Faculty of Science and Engineering. For further details on requirements, refer to the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.

Note: In a major/minor program, a course may count only once towards major credit.

HONOURS MINOR BA PROGRAM: 120 CREDITS

The Honours BA Minor program described may be combined with any approved Honours BA program that offers a major/minor option in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Faculty of Health or Faculty of Science and Engineering. For further details on requirements, refer to the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.

MINOR CREDITS: At least 30 credits from the Religious Studies list of courses,
including:

  • AP/HUMA 3803 3.0
  • AP/HUMA 3804 3.0
  • 6 credits at the 4000 level.

*NOTE: Students must take courses that cover at least three (3) different religions.

Note: In a major/minor program, a course may count only once towards major credit.