Honours BA Religion and Culture

The Honours BA Religion and Culture program consists of 20.0 credits, of which at least 14.0 credits must be at the senior level. A minimum of 10.0 but no more than 12.0 of those 20.0 credits must be RE credits (or equivalent); at least 9.0 but no more than 11.0 RE credits must at the senior level. Refer to Note #1 below for exceptions to these requirements.

Core RE requirements:

  1. 1.0 credit of 100-level RE courses
  2. 1.0 credit from RE205, GS223/RE206, RE100 or RE101
  3. RE207
  4. RE407*

Note: RE100 and RE101 when combined, fulfill categories 1 and 2.

The following courses count as equivalent RE credits: AR337, GS222, GS232, GS325, ML201.

Degree Program Electives: An additional 10.0 credits toward the degree total of 20.0 credits, only 5.0 of which can be at the 100 level and only 2.0 RE credits. 

Additional Information
Program Regulations and Notes

  1. Religion and Culture encourages the study of languages other than English as an integral part of understanding religion and culture.
    • Religion and Culture majors may count up to 1.0 credit of senior language study toward the additional RE credit requirements for the degree.
    • For Religion and Culture majors who take Year 1 language courses during Year 2, Year 3, or Year 4, and who have already accumulated 6.0 junior credits, these courses (up to a maximum of 1.0 credit) will not be counted toward the maximum 6.0 limit on 100 level credits. Language courses may be taken at WLU, at other recognized universities in Canada, or abroad on a letter of permission and with the prior written consent of the R and C Department.
  2. The Religion and Culture degree is available using online course delivery.
  3. Refer to the University Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.