Minor: Religious Studies

The study of religion is at the core of the liberal arts, and a minor in Religious Studies will supplement your major by providing literacy in a variety of religious traditions and by inviting you to reflect on ways human beings have lived out responses to their deepest and most profound questions.

Minors in Religious Studies will:

  • identify concerns at the heart of human experience, especially those pertaining to the fundamental nature of reality, knowledge, and values;
  • understand the way religious communities have addressed these concerns throughout history, in relation to other social and cultural forces;
  • and respond to these issues themselves, building on a firm foundation of cultural literacy, analytic method, and critical intelligence.

The skills promoted by a minor in Religious Studies, in concert with a major concentration, are essential to understanding the world around us. They are also universally applicable in our own lives and in our chosen professions. Overall, they serve as the necessary tools for becoming an informed and engaged citizen of the world.

Requirements for a minor in religious studies

All of the following:  
RS 115 Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam                           3
RS 120 Introduction to the Religions of Asia 3
PHIL 322 Philosophy of Religion 3
Three Religious Studies electives, two of which must be at the
300 level or above.
Total Credits 18


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