Religious Studies
Location: Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building
6135 University Avenue
Room 1172
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Telephone: (902) 494-3468
Fax: (902) 494-2467


Courses in Religious Studies are administered by the Classics Department.


Religion is a phenomenon virtually universal in human society and history. Understanding religion involves grasping simultaneously both the meaning of faith in the lives of participants, and the critical analysis of outside observers. Both the student wishing enhanced understanding of religion as an historical, and social and human fact, and the student who wishes to wrestle with problems arising in academic reflection concerning the relation between the personal and the objective, can find material to engage them in the programs and courses described below.

Degree Programs

In addition to the departmental requirements listed below, students must satisfy the requirements outlined in the Degree Requirements section.