With a wide range of students coming to study at CBU from around the world, we pride ourselves on being an open and accepting learning environment. You already know religion can be found everywhere. In film, music, television, politics and more, religion is often at the centre of identity exploration, global issues and cultural conflict. But there is still so much more to discover here at CBU.
The study of religion includes the comparative ideas of scepticism, science and the secular, making religious studies a diverse, creative and versatile field. Because of this dynamic interplay of ideas and traditions, the study of religion attracts students from across the globe who are eager to learn different ways of thinking about, and interpreting, human life and culture.
As a student, you’re offered a unique opportunity to ask fundamental questions about religious traditions in a professional atmosphere. This is an exciting field that is constantly crossing boundaries and breaking new ground in order to bring its subject into better focus.
From the many different student, faculty and staff backgrounds you’ll find on campus and in classes, to the diverse religious communities who contribute to our culture in unique ways, Cape Breton is a special place to learn. You can take religious studies as a three-year concentration, as part of an area major, or as a minor or be used in the elective category.
CBU students have opportunities to study in multiple disciplines and develop analytical skills to help you think critically about the world around you.
What skills will I gain from this program?
Analysis of religious rituals
Awareness of the multi-faceted influence of religion