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Christian Studies and Global Citizenship (BA)


As a student in this program you’ll learn to think critically about your faith, the world and your place within it. This program promotes a greater sense of social responsibility and spiritual awareness, an appreciation of diversity and experience in serving the community.

  • This program equips you to pursue careers where you can integrate your spirituality, and/or worldview, into your life’s work.
  • Students in the program have access to a range of experiential learning opportunities, including internships, field trips, service-learning projects, and study abroad programs.
  • Gain practical experience and make meaningful connections with organizations and communities locally and globally.
  • This degree is project-based learning where the knowledge you gain is applied in a practical skill-building setting with no exams.
  • The program offers several scholarships and bursaries to help students achieve their academic and career goals, making it an affordable and accessible option for students from all backgrounds.

Program Courses

Complete the following 7 courses:
  • Christianity and Global Citizenship (GC101)
  • Christian Faith and Global Citizenship (GC102)
  • Public Faith and Public Theology (GC201)
  • Survey of the Christian Tradition: The Bible (GC202)
  • Doing Justice and Christian Social Ethics Today (GC203)
  • Survey of the Christian Tradition: History and Theology (GC204)
  • Senior Project and Integration Seminar (GC401)

12 half-credit courses in Global Citizenship at the 200-level or above

  • Why Am I Here?: Worldview, Meaning-Making, and Authenticity (GC205)
  • Canadian Questions (GC221)
  • Politics and Faith in an Age of Anger (GC223)
  • Introduction to Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy (GC230)
  • Restorative Contemplative Arts (GC231)
  • Introduction to Couples and Families (GC232)
  • Identity Formation and the Family (GC233)
  • Eco-consciousness and Spirituality (GC234)
  • Questioning Ability (GC235)
  • Engaging Youth Culture (GC241)
  • Sing a New Song: Christian Music in All Times and Places (GC252)
  • Jewish Studies and Practice (GC270)
  • Jewish Business Ethics (GC272)
  • Antisemitism, Anti-Judaism, and Judeophobia (GC275)
  • Special Topics in Public Ethics and Spirituality (GC280)
  • The Bible and Globalization (GC301)
  • Neuroscience, Social Relationships, and Spirituality (GC330)
  • Faith and Film (GC341)
  • A New Global Christianity (GC342)
  • Christian Studies and Ecojustice (GC343)
  • Faith and Fiction (GC345)
  • Faith and Sustainable Development (GC346)
  • Lift up Your Voice: Leading the People’s Song in Worship (GC351)
  • Inshallah: Worship and Global Song (GC352)
  • Sing Fires of Justice: Music towards the Common Good (GC353)
  • Sounds of the Sacred (GC354)
  • Introduction to Worship (GC355)
  • Introduction to Nurturing Faith (GC361)
  • Jesus in Islam (GC362)
  • Abrahamic Faiths: Mysticisms (GC372)
  • Abrahamic Faiths: History/Beliefs (GC373)
  • Bob Dylan: Jewish Ethics (GC374)
  • Death, Dying, and Leonard Cohen (GC378)
  • Special Topics in Christian Studies and Global Citizenship (GC380)
  • Cross Cultural Encounter I (GC398)
  • Cross Cultural Encounter II (GC399)
  • Special Topic Seminars in Christian Studies and Global Citizenship (GC480)

18 half-credit elective courses from Luther and/or Laurier

- Minimum six at the 200 level or above
- Minimum 16 from the Faculty of Arts
- Maximum four from the Christian Studies and Global Citizenship program

Electives available at these Laurier programs:

  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Global Studies
  • Health Science
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Italian
  • Kinesiology
  • Leadership
  • Mathematics
  • Mediterranean Studies
  • Music
  • Muslim Studies
  • North American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion and Culture
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Youth and Children’s Studies

Two half-credit courses in any non-English language

Laurier offers classes in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish. Learn more at the Department of Languages and Literatures page.

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Scholarships and Bursaries

Full-time students, in addition to being eligible for financial assistance from Laurier, may be eligible for the following bursaries from Luther.

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Start: September 2023

Delivery: Full-time

Length: 4 years

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts

Minimum Grade: 70-80%+

Experiential Learning:
Community-service learning opportunities


Future careers:

  • faith-based program coordination
  • international development/relief
  • youth ministry
  • faith-based activism
  • refugee/immigrant resettlement
  • volunteer coordination
  • faith-based NGO


  • psychotherapist
  • clergy/pastor/minister
  • teacher/professor/academic
  • guidance and vocational counsellor
  • social worker/counsellor
  • chaplain
  • public policy analyst



$2,038 - $3,029 per semester
Cost per class: $679.36


$9,214 - $15,357.85 per semester
Cost per class: $3,071.57

Incidental fees are not included above.

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