About the Religion Studies Undergraduate Minor Program
A minor in religion studies is offered to students who wish to enhance their understanding of religion by studying it from a variety of academic perspectives. The program is intended to enable students to place their understanding of religion in the broader frameworks of several academic disciplines.
A minor in religion studies for a baccalaureate degree is composed of courses drawn from several departments in the college. Eighteen hours of coursework are necessary to complete the minor, including courses from at least three disciplines. Four of the courses in the minor must be from the core courses and such courses must be taken from at least two disciplines. Courses taken must reflect the study of at least two religious traditions. The 18 hours may not include courses taken to fulfill requirements in the student’s major. Students may use one independent topics course for the minor when the topic is religion. Students may also use HONS seminars when the topic is religion. Prior to registration, the student should consult the director of the program concerning availability of courses and the student’s progress in the minor.