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Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies Crandall University


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The Religious Studies major covers the phenomenon of Christianity from the various perspectives including its origins, its historical manifestations and philosophical assertions. Students of Religious Studies will also be able to compare and contrast the Christian faith to other religions and explore the various social and explore the various social scientific connections to acting religiously.

Through lively classroom discussions and in-depth personal study, religious studies students gain a fresh perspective on their faith that will serve them well throughout life and may lead to additional study in seminary or graduate school.

Special Program Highlights for a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies

  • Look at the Christian faith from perspectives you’ve never explored that enhance your understanding of faith issues.
  • Engage in interesting discussions that often carry on beyond the classroom.
  • Join your class for field trips to museums and other such locations in specific classes.
  • Participate in the Religious Studies Society that often welcomes speakers addressing specific topical themes and also debates timely issues among the membership.
  • Consider pursuing a Youth Leadership Certificate that includes placement in a church or parachurch organization where you will assist as a youth leader.

Career Outlook for Religious Studies Majors

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies is excellent preparation for a career in ministry, counseling, education or social work. Many of our Religious Studies students go on to seminary or graduate school after completing their BA at Crandall.

Major Requirements

The B.A. in Biblical Studies is designed to give students the opportunity to study the Christian Bible literarily, historically, and theologically. Knowledge of the Biblical languages is an indispensable requirement of this major. The second-temple period will also be a subject of study for this major, since knowledge of this period is important for understanding the New Testament.

Major: 42 credit hours in Religious Studies including: 1003, 1033, 2003, 2033, plus ten further courses including at least seven at the 3000-4000 level; two of the seven courses must be at the 4000 level. All courses which count toward the major must have a second digit lower than 5. In addition, students majoring in Biblical Studies must take the following cognate courses: HI3213, 3223 and a Biblical language (6 credit hours).

Honours: 54 credit hours in Religious Studies including: 1003, 1033, 2003, 2033, and 4996 plus 12 further courses in Religious Studies which have a second digit below 5 including at least two at the 4000 level. In addition, those doing Honours in Biblical Studies must take HI3213 and 3223 plus two courses in either Greek or Hebrew as cognate requirements. A CGPA of 3.00 for the degree is required. No mark below C- can be credited toward the degree and no mark below B- can be credited toward the major. Admission to Honours takes place during the second semester of the third year and consists of having the thesis application approved by the Research and Ethics Committee.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies.

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees

CAD$17,395.00 (10,38,212) per year


09 Sep, 12 Jan


Crandall University

333 Gorge Road,


New Brunswick (NB),

E1G 3H9, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Secondary school applicants need to have achieved in their final year of schooling an average of 70% (5 best scoring academic subjects).

IELTS: minimum 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in each area. (International English Language Testing System)
TOEFL-IBT: minimum 90 overall, minimum 21 in each area. (Internet-Based Test)
TOEFL-CBT: minimum 236 overall, minimum TWE 4.5. (Computer-Based Test)
TOEFL-PBT: minimum 580 overall, minimum TWE 4.5. (Paper-Based Test)

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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