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Christianity, Interfaith Dialogue and Community Engagement (BA)

formerly 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 10 courses:
  • Christianity and Global Citizenship (GC101)
  • Loving God, Self, and the World (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)
  • Critical Questions in Christian Life (GC302)
  • (The Art and Science of) Listening (GC303)
  • Faith and/in the Margins: Intersectionality’s Role in Religion (GC304)
  • Senior Project and Integration Seminar (GC401)


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

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

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

- Minimum six at the 200 level or above
- Minimum 14 from the Faculty of Arts

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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Student Life at Luther

Weekly Dog Therapy

Food Insecurity Program

Weekly programs and Sunday service

Monthly Art-Based Wellness

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 2024

Delivery: Full-time (in-person)

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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