Are you curious to learn about the different kinds of religions all around the world? Do you want to know more about where they came from, how they’ve impacted our cultures, and how they continue to influence our world today? Do you often wonder about fundamental questions on the meaning of life, what happens after we die, what it means to be a good person—and how each religion around the world deals with those questions?
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Religions and Cultures
Certificates available to all Nipissing students
We take field trips, invite guest lecturers and presenters, and incorporate discussion of current issues and events in classes. North Bay has many houses of worship, including synagogues, mosques, temples, and churches of various faiths, where you can study first-hand the traditions and teachings of many religions.
More and more, we’re offering students a chance to enrich their classroom experience with real-world opportunities. Recently, as part of the Death, Dying, and Spirituality course, we placed students at a palliative care facility where they assisted the board with documentation, creating brochures, and tracking data.
Religions and Cultures Club
You’ll meet other like-minded students and get involved in respectful open-forum discussions on topics you’re passionate about. The student-run club holds meetings, movie nights, social events, and guest speakers to enrich your learning and just have fun.
Nathan Olmstead, - BA(Hon.) '16 Psychology and Religions & Cultures
Emily Bond, BBA '16
Cameron Gordon, BA(Hon.) '15, MLIS candidat
Many students continue their education as Masters and Doctorate students, while others attend professional schools like law and teaching. In terms of career fields, the wide scope of an education in Religions and Cultures means that the only limit is your imagination! You might be drawn to careers in culture, business, teaching, or government—to name only a very few.
A degree in Religions and Cultures teaches you important skills of critical thinking, critical reading, and writing well. Not only do employers value people who can do these things, these skills will help you make personal sense of the world, develop compassion, and make well-rounded, ethical life decisions. It’s these skills that make our graduates highly successful in a variety of career options, from law school to international development to not-for-profit organizations.
Career and Academic Options
- Graduate Studies
- Professional School (Education, Law, MBA)
- Careers in politics, journalism, government, and for non-government, development, and multi-cultural organizations