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Religious studies


Religious Studies provides students with an opportunity to explore many aspects of human spirituality. Religion is a pervasive characteristic of human existence. It attempts to offer, in many different ways, interpretations of the nature of life and its purpose. This makes the study of religion central to our understanding of history, culture and society. The courses at Grenfell Campus are suitable for a wide range of students. Especially those who are studying for one of our Liberal Arts degrees. Some may wish to gain an understanding of the essential teachings and beliefs of one or more of the major religious traditions, while others may be planning to enter professions for which a knowledge of religious thought, practice and tradition is appropriate (e.g. social work, counseling, teaching, the helping and health professions). Many students find that what they learn in Religious Studies relates to what they are studying in other courses and to issues central to their own lives.​​


A minor in religious studies can be useful for bachelor of arts students, especially those who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the belief systems that govern many of our world's passions and governments.

Through Grenfell's religious studies courses, students gain an understanding of the essential teachings, beliefs and traditions of the major religions. This knowledge is useful in professions such as social work, counselling, teaching, the helping and health professions.


Students completing a minor in religious studies must complete 24 credit hours in religious studies with no more than six credit hours at 1000 level and at least nine credit hours at 3000 level or above.

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20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Phone: (709) 637-6269
Email: study@grenfell.mun.ca

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