Minor in Religious Studies

The minor in Religious Studies allows students to explore many of the world’s major religions. Through the minor they also explore the philosophical and theological questions at the heart of faith itself. With courses and faculty from departments across campus, students examine religion from a variety of angles.

Requirements

The minor requires six Religious Studies courses (18 semester hours).

These courses must include:

  • at least one core course (RELS 100, RELS 101, RELS 115, RELS 215, or RELS 241)
  • three of the six courses (9 semester hours) at the 200-level or above
  • three of the six courses to be cross-listed with at least three different departments from the following:
  • African American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Architecture
  • Asian American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Central and Eastern European Studies
  • Classics
  • Economics
  • English
  • Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Germanic Studies
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Latin American and Latino Studies
  • History
  • Native American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Courses in other departments may be counted towards the minor when their topic is relevant and they have been approved in advance. Students should contact the program director to request approval.

For a complete list of Religious Studies courses, please see the undergraduate course catalog.

Concentrations

An Orthodox Jewish man looks at the Dome of the Rock

Religious Studies minors may choose to focus on a single religious tradition. This is done by taking at least three courses (nine semester hours) from a single tradition. Concentrations can be selected in traditions including, but not limited to:

Interested? Learn how to declare a minor.