Religious Studies, Minor

The Religious Studies minor is a great way to gain background in the scholarly study of religion in order to supplement or enhance major studies in other fields like Jewish Studies, History, Anthropology, Art History, Psychology, Political Science, or even Nursing, Engineering, Pre-Med, Pre-Law, and Business. Students in Wharton or the College of Nursing have taken a Religious Studies minor to gain some fluency in matters of business ethics, bio-ethics, cross-cultural analysis, inter-religious affairs, and the like. 

Every minor program must include six courses in at least two different religious traditions. At least two of the six courses must be taken with core Department faculty. Students wishing to focus on an individualized topic may work out a program with the Undergraduate Chair. RELS also offers many course options which can count towards College Sector requirements, which makes it easier to incorporate the RELS minor into a typical undergraduate course-load. 

Minor Requirements
RELS 0130Gods, Ghosts, and Monsters1
Select 1 course unit of any RELS Arts/Letters Elective1
Select 1 course unit of RELS Arts/Letters Elective at 2000 or Above1
Select 1 course unit of Hist/Trad OR Society Elective course1
Select 2 course units of Elective, RELS or Other courses2
Total Course Units6

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2024 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.