Religious Studies Programs (B.A.)


In addition to the information below, Arts students may wish to consult the Arts OASIS (Office of Advising and Student Information Services) website which provides general academic information and advice about issues like faculty and degree requirements, registration issues, inter-faculty transfer, study away, academic standing, and graduation. Arts OASIS Faculty advisers are available to meet with students one-on-one, either by appointment or on a daily drop-in basis, and offer a number of information sessions every term, such as degree planning workshops, study away workshops, and freshman information sessions.


Programs and course requirements


RELG 456 “Theories of Religion”; RELG 555 "Honours Seminar"

  • Students in a Religious Studies Major Concentration ideally take RELG 456 in the Winter Term of their final, graduating year.
  • Students in a Religious Studies Honours or Joint Honours programme ideally take RELG 456 in the Fall term of their final year, followed by RELG 555 in the Winter Term.
  • To register for RELG 456, e-mail a request for an “approval code” to  samieun.khan [at] mcgill.ca (Ms. Samieun Khan)including your name, student number, and programme.  
  • No permission is required to register for RELG 555

Special Studies Courses

Students in B.A. Religious Studies programs may apply special studies courses to their programs ONLY with the prior written approval of their program advisor. The student is responsible to provide the advisor with written evidence of a thorough, practical plan for a course of study deserving 3 credits in Religious Studies.


Course/credit transfer and equivalency

Students in Religious Studies programs requiring advice and decisions regarding the transfer of credits for courses taken elsewhere than at McGill and/or seeking equivalency decisions regarding such courses should consult the Academic Advisor for their programme.

It is the responsibility of students requiring such decisions to provide their Advisor with full documentation of the non-McGill courses to be evaluated (ideally a course syllabus with details of course requirements, textbooks, assignments, etc.).