Minor in Religious Studies

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What will I study?

Our minor in Religious Studies will prepare you to critically engage the core questions of life. You will understand what religion is, how religions develop and the tenets of various religious traditions.

You will also gain a theological appreciation for Christian and specifically Catholic history and theology. Our program ensures that you experience the rich and diverse history of theology and how that tradition bears on contemporary questions in science, culture, and politics.

Curriculum | 18 credits

  • TRS 101 Introduction to the Study of Religion
  • 5 TRS electives distributed as follows
    • At least one 200-level course in two different TRS areas
    • At least one 300-level course
    • Freshman Seminars run by TRS faculty may count towards the 200-level TRS elective

Is a minor in Religious Studies right for me?

A Religious Studies minor allows you to explore your interests in Religious Studies and Theology with sufficient depth with minimal interference to your major course of study. It also signals to graduate schools and employers that your interests are broad and that you have sought out a well-rounded educational experience. The minor is also very useful if you are involved in your local parish or ministry and need some background in theology.

When should I declare a minor?

You should declare a minor as soon as possible. To declare a minor, please stop by the department and talk to Department Chair.