UFV's Religious Studies department takes an academic approach to understanding and interpreting the major and minor religions of the world from a variety of sources and disciplines. The sources used are sacred texts, languages of such texts, history, rituals, mysticism, myths, theology, philosophy, ethics, social behaviour and group dynamics, festivals, politics and economics. Faculty use both an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach as a means to clarifying the nature of the spiritual, communal and public quest that is part of the religious journey.
UFV offers a range of courses that concentrate in the areas of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and more. A major advantage of taking religious studies at UFV is the instructor-student ratio, which creates a personalized learning environment with small classes, as well as the opportunity to get to know your instructors and fellow students.