A variety of Degree Streams

The charts on this page indicate the makeup of your degree in a general way. You may take courses in a different order than suggested. Detailed information on degree requirements may be found in the Religion Entry in the Carleton Undergraduate Calendar.

Shiva — Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet, Paris

Shiva — Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet, Paris

Honours

The Honours degree in Religion consists of 9 credits in Religion and 11 electives, over four years. A credit at Carleton is one full-year course, or two semester-long courses.

Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four
Introductory Religion (Western or Eastern) 2000-level Religion 3000-level Religion 4000-level Religion
Religion (any level) Religion (any level) Religion (any level) Religion (any level)
Non-Religion elective Free elective Free elective Theory and Method
Non-Religion elective Non-Religion elective Non-Religion elective Non-Religion elective
Non-Religion elective Non-Religion elective Non-Religion elective Non-Religion elective

Combined Honours

A Combined Honours consists of 6 credits in Religion, and must be taken along with normally 6 or 7 credits in the second combined honours subject.

Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four
Introductory Religion (Western or Eastern) 2000-level Religion 3000-level Religion 4000-level Religion
Free elective Free elective Religion (any level) Theory and Method
Second Honours subject Second Honours subject Second Honours subject Second Honours subject
Elective (not religion or 2nd hons subject) Second Honours subject Second Honours subject Second Honours subject
Elective (not religion or 2nd hons subject) Elective (not religion or 2nd hons subject) Elective (not religion or 2nd hons subject) Elective (not religion or 2nd hons subject)

Rock painting in Bhutan

Rock painting in Bhutan

General B.A.

The General B.A. in Religion consists of 6 credits in Religion and 9 electives over three years.

Year One Year Two Year Three
Introductory Religion
(Western or Eastern)
2000-level+ Religion 2000-level+ Religion
Religion (any level) Religion (any level) 3000-level Religion
Non-Religion elective Free elective Free elective
Non-Religion elective Non-Religion elective Non-Religion elective
Non-Religion elective Non-Religion elective Non-Religion elective

St. Etienne du Mont, Paris

St. Etienne du Mont, Paris

Minor in Religion

The Minor in Religion consists of 4 credits in Religion, and is taken as an addition to your primary degree.

  • 1.0 credit in Religion at the 1000-level
  • 1.0 credit in Religion at the 2000-level or above
  • 1.0 credit in Religion at the 3000-level or above
  • 1.0 credit in Religion at any level

Specialized Minors

The Religion program also offers specialized minors in religion in three different religious traditions.

Modern mosaic of Ancient Jerusalem

Modern mosaic of Ancient Jerusalem

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Graduate Program

Do you already have an undergraduate degree? Find out about our M.A. Program in Religion and Public Life.

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