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College of Arts & Sciences

Explore the many ways people experience and articulate the sacred through the minor in religious studies. You'll gain perspective on the complexity of religious thought and practices in world cultures.

This minor will help you understand the significance of religion at individual, interpersonal, social and cultural level.

Religious Studies Minor Requirements


Choose from a side range of topics to better understand how religion addresses core concerns about human existence across cultures. Topics of study include:

  • History of religious traditions
  • Specific religious traditions
  • Religion in contemporary life
  • Religion in the arts and literature
  • Rituals, symbols and literature
  • Religion as a human phenomenon situated in culture and history

Prepare for Your Career

The skills you will learn through the study of religion as a human endeavor provide an intellectual foundation for any future career. The religious studies minor emphasizes several skills that are important to success in the workplace and as a citizen of the world:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Cultural understanding
  • Written, oral and visual communication