Undergraduate study in Theological and Religious Studies

What can you study in Theological and Religious Studies?

Theologicial and Religious Studies covers topics as broad as religion and justice, gender roles, terrorism, art, architecture, communities and more. It can teach you how to analyse the complicated impact that religion has had on everyday life within both contemporary and historic contexts and how to discuss these important issues in an informed way. Undergraduate study may include courses on Islam and the contemporary world, the Bible and popular culture, religion and violence, and religion in New Zealand.

Undergraduate programmes in Theological and Religious Studies

You can study Theological and Religious Studies as a BA major or take elective courses.

Find out about your options for the Bachelor of Arts

From 2018 the BA minor in Theological and Religious Studies will no longer be available for new admissions. If you are currently enrolled in the minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

The Bachelor of Arts in Theological and Religious Studies

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

You can take a major in Theological and Religious Studies as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

Requirements for a BA major and minor

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I. BA minors will be discontinued for new admissions from 2018. If you are currently enrolled in a minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

University regulations for the Bachelor of Arts

How to choose your courses

You must choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Theological and Religious Studies. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for Theological and Religious Studies

For help with degree planning

Arts Students' Centre