Minor in Religion

The minor in Religion allows students to complement a humanities or social sciences major with related coursework in the history or theory of religion, or to pursue an interest in religion as a balance to a major in the natural sciences.


Six 4-credit religion (RN) courses completed with a grade of C or higher, including:

  • One RN course at the 100 level
  • At least one, but not more than two, RN courses at the 200 level
  • The remaining RN courses must be taken at the 300 level or higher

Core Curriculum students who have completed both CAS CC 101 and CAS CC 102 may substitute these for the one required RN 100-level course. Note that this policy applies only to CAS Core Humanities classes.

Students who take CAS RN 103 and 104 may count both of those courses toward the minor, which they would then complete with at least one but not more than two RN 200-level courses, and the remaining courses at the RN 300 level or above.

All student minors who do not complete both CAS RN 103 and 104 must take courses above the RN 100 level in at least two different religious traditions.

Students may, with the approval of their minor advisor in the Department of Religion, count toward the minor one course taken in another department. Students who have substituted CAS CC 101 and CC 102 toward the 100-level requirement are not normally permitted to count any additional courses offered by departments other than Religion toward the minor.

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Minor in Jewish Studies