Religion intersects with all dimensions of human life and expression.  The ability to engage in thoughtful and informed ways with religious questions, perspectives, histories and communities is critical for professional leadership and engaged citizenship.  The Religion Minor is built around student choice.  Students may choose to explore different religious topics or may select courses that align with and expand upon their particular major or a particular area of interest (e.g., Biology, Business, Psychology, Communication Studies, Vocal Performance, Art, English Writing, Global Studies, Nursing).  The Minor can also serve the goal of personal enrichment. 

Pairing the Minor with a major in a different discipline is manageable. The Religion Minor consists of five courses, three courses beyond the two Religion courses that are built into the Core curriculum.  Biblical Hebrew (a world language) may also be incorporated into the Religion Minor.

Minor Requirements

The requirements for a minor in religion are 20 credits.

REL 200Christianity and Religious Diversity4
REL 300J Course4
12 additional credits which can include:12
Biblical Hebrew I
Biblical Hebrew II
Faith and Leadership
An Inquiry courses taught by a religion professor can also be petitioned to count toward a religion minor
Any religion courses beyond those meeting the Core religion requirement 1
Total Hours20

Except for REL 390 Academic Internship and REL 490 Practicum

Religion minors are encouraged to work with a religion faculty advisor to choose courses that support their particular interests. Students should normally declare a minor by the end of the junior year. Students may apply to transfer the equivalent of two courses (no more than 8 credits) from outside the college.