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Minoring in Religious Studies can enhance students’ undergraduate education, whether their major is in the sciences, social sciences, or humanities. Students specialize in one religious tradition and have the opportunity to study religion from a variety of perspectives.

Requirements to Fulfill the Minor:

In order to complete a minor in Religious Studies, each student must fulfill the following requirements:

1. The completion of a minimum of five graded courses (15 credits) within the Department of Religious Studies.

2. The completion of two courses (6 credits) in one of the world's major religious traditions as a primary concentration: African religions (RELA), Buddhism (RELB), Christianity (RELC), Hinduism (RELH), Islam (RELI) or Judaism (RELJ).

  • RELG 1010 may be counted toward a concentration in Christianity, Islam or Judaism.
  • RELG 1040 may be counted toward a concentration in Buddhism or Hinduism.

3. At least one of the five required courses (3 credits) must be taken at the 3000 level, or above.

4. A grade of C (2.0) or above must be achieved in each course offered for the completion of the Religious Studies minor.

To declare the minor, please fill out an electronic DocuSign form. Applications must be filled out in consultation with a departmental faculty member. Please put Prof. Noah Salomon ( as the Department Contact on your form. Students with any questions about the minor are encouraged to reach out to the Director of Undergraduate Programs for the department, Prof. Salomon, or to one our department's Undergraduate Peer Advisors.