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Society, Culture & Religion

The big questions explored!

How should we live? Where are we going? How do we know what is good? Where did we come from? Is this all there is? Who are we? What’s it all about? These questions have preoccupied some of the world’s greatest thinkers across cultures and through time.

The Society, Culture & Religion undergraduate program offers the opportunity to explore ‘big questions’ in a program tailored to students’ individual interests. Society, Culture & Religion programs are designed to inspire and train our students to become critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and effective communicators.

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Why choose to study about society, culture and religion?

All known civilizations, cultures and nations have been and are still affected by religion.
Religions have shaped peoples’ ideas of what is real and important about themselves and the world. The study of religion is one of the most comprehensive ways of understanding humankind and human visions of reality.

What can you do with a degree in Society, Culture & Religion?

Our graduates are lawyers, teachers, nurses, foreign affairs specialists, journalists, and more.

Find out where your studies can take you in an ever-changing world!

Alumni Career Paths

Minors with Major Benefits


A well-selected minor can give you an edge in the job market. In an ever-changing world where globalization and workplace diversity are gaining importance.  We offer minors in:

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Philippa Carter

Ph.D. Religious Studies, McMaster University1992

Teaching Professor, Chair of Undergraduate Affairs

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