Buddhist Studies Major (Arts Program) - ASMAJ1525

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

(7.0 credits)

  1. 1.0 credit from RLG100H1 / RLG101H1 / RLG102H1 / RLG103H1 / RLG104H1 / RLG105H1 / RLG106H1 / RLG107H1 / RLG108H1 / RLG195H1 / RLG196H1 / RLG197H1 / RLG198H1 / RLG199H1 / JRC199H1 / JRN199H1.
  2. RLG200H1
  3. RLG206H1
  4. 4.0 credits chosen from the following list; at least 3.0 credits of which must be Department for the Study of Religion courses (RLG, JAR, JCR, JNR, JPR, JRC, JRN, or JSR designators). 3.0 credits must be taken at the 300-level or higher.

    Second year courses: RLG205H1, FAH260H1, EAS209H1, HIS280Y1, HIS282Y1, HIS283Y1, NEW214H1/​ BPM214H1, NEW232H1/​ BPM232H1, PHL237H1.

    Third year courses: RLG311H1, RLG316H1, RLG356H1, RLG361H1, RLG363H1, RLG366H1, RLG368H1, RLG371H1, RLG372H1, RLG373H1, RLG374H1, RLG375H1, RLG379H1, RLG370H5, RLG371H5, RLG373H5, RLG374H5, EAS338H1, EAS361H1, FAH363H1, FAH364H1, JNR301H1, NEW332H1/​ BPM332H1, NEW333H1/​ BPM333H1, NEW339H1/​ BPM339H1, PHL337H1.

  5. 0.5 credit at the 400-level, selected from the following: RLG461H1, RLG462H1, RLG463H1, RLG465H1, RLG466H1, RLG467H1, RLG468H1, RLG469Y1, RLG470H1, RLG470H5, FAH461H1, HIS485H1, NEW433H1/​ BPM433H1.
  6. 0.5 credit from the following capstone integrative courses: RLG404H1, RLG405H1, RLG406H1, RLG407H1, RLG426H1 (Note: this does not fulfil the 400-level requirement as described in #5 above.)

Other courses from UTM/UTSC/other Departments may be considered with permission.


  • Effective Fall 2021, courses associated with New College's Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health program will have the new "BPM" designator.
  • Up to two language courses totaling 1.0 credit in Pali ( RLG264H1, RLG265H1), Sanskrit ( RLG260H1, RLG263H1, RLG359H1, RLG360H1, RLG474H1), Tibetan ( RLG261H1, RLG262H1) or Modern Hebrew ( MHB155H1, MHB156H1, MHB255H1, MHB256H1, MHB355H1, MHB356H1) will count toward the Department for the Study of Religion courses required to complete any Major Program in Religion. If a student wishes a different language (not one of those mentioned here) to count toward completing these programs they should consult with the Associate Chair, Undergraduate.