Religion has always been with us! Throughout history, it has expressed the deepest questions human beings can ask, and it has taken a central place in the lives of virtually all civilizations and cultures. As we think all the way back to the dawn of human consciousness, we find religion everywhere we turn.
Religious studies tries to study human religious behavior and belief from outside any particular religious viewpoint and draws upon multiple disciplines and their methodologies including anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and history of religion. Theology attempts to understand the subject matter of religion from within a particular religious tradition.
The study of religion leads in many directions, providing you with a competitive advantage in certain areas of the job market. You will be trained in a unique combination of skills, including direct observation, critical thinking, and cross-cultural understanding. And in many professional fields, your skills will be in high demand. Religious and theological studies are also a ladder to graduate studies in law, business, education, and medicine. So whether you're looking for a degree or diploma, there are lots of options at Canada's universities, community colleges and Christian universities and colleges to guide your interest in religious and theological studies.
Religious and Theological Studies Defined: 3- and 4-year bachelor's degree programs, 2-year associate's degree programs, and diploma and certificate programs of varying lengths and comprehensiveness in religious studies and theology.
Whether you choose to make religion the center of your professional career or the foundation for a career in other areas, Campus Starter's directory of undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate programs in Religious and Theological Studies will help you in your quest.