Skip to main content

Religious Studies Minor

in ground stone Labyrinth surrounded by forest
A minor in Religious Studies consists of:

  • 15 hours
  • Up to 5 of the following: RELS 200-499
  • Grade of C or better in all courses
  • At least 9 semester credit hours in 300-400 level courses
  • Optional up to 6 semester credit hours in Arabic, Latin, and Greek at 200 or 300 level

To add the Religious Studies minor please complete the application


“Just as the adjective ‘Russian’ in ‘Russian studies,’ indicates that Russia is the object of study, not that people who study it are necessarily Russian, the adjective ‘religious’ in religious studies signals that the object of this study is religion. It does not imply that those who teach religious studies are themselves either religious or not. The aim of the academic study of religion is not to defend or promote a specific religion but to describe and understand religion in contextual and cross-culturally accurate terms.” –American Academy of Religion, “AAR Religious Literacy Guidelines