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Minor in Religious Studies

Students wanting to have a minor in Religious Studies may tailor their program according to their needs and interests. But in order to gain a balanced understanding of religion, they must complete a minimum of 18 hours, including a minimum of 12 hours in Category 1 (6 hours in each of two religious traditions) and 6 hours in Category 2 (three hours from each group). The freshman seminar (115) may be counted toward the minor as part of Category 1 or Category 2, whichever is appropriate. Students may elect to participate in the Senior Seminar (280) to be counted in Category 2.

Category 1. Religious Traditions in Cultural Contexts – 12 hours required (6 hours in two different religious traditions – a,b,c,d,e,f)

Category 2. Religion and Its Role in Human Life – 6 hours required (3 hours from each area  a & b)