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Why study Religions and Cultures?

Your degree will give you the tools to read, understand, and analyze some of the biggest ideas that shape our diverse world. This knowledge will equip you to creatively respond to the pressing challenges we all face, such as environmental crisis, the formation of just societies, gender equity, and the struggle for human rights. Students are taught to think critically and comparatively, while engaging in a multi-disciplinary approach to these and other issues.  

Our class sizes are small so you have the opportunity to ask questions, interact with other students, and get to know your professors. There are also a number of scholarships for which you can apply.

Most of our recent graduates find jobs in NGOs, public service, publishing houses, museums,  archives, and public policy organizations. Others work as writers, consultants, and teachers. The deep understanding of cultural diversity and analytical skills of social science you will develop through studying Religions and Cultures are highly valued if you are applying for law school or  graduate work in public policy or social work. A minor in Religions and Cultures can also be a major asset on applications to medical schools and international MBA programs.

Today some of our graduates work in the following positions:

Executive Director, non-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding homes
Network Manager - Diversity & Inclusion - Conference Board of Canada
Coordinator, Peace Centre and Community Life Programming
Editorial Representative, Higher Education - Publishing House
Intern Legal Advisor to Israel's Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Community Relationship Specialist
Multifaith Coordinator
NGO worker for the integration of refugees
Canadian Security Intelligence Service Investigator
Deputy Editor, Canadian Institute for Jewish Research
Director of Food Programming, Museum of Jewish Montreal
 

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