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Religious Studies

Minor in Religious Studies

Religious Studies offers students opportunities to explore the patterns and dimensions of the many different religious traditions of the world from the perspectives of the academic study of religion. The courses are designed to help students develop basic understandings of the many ways in which religions shape personal views of the world, create and sustain the communities in which we live, and interact with politics, economics, literature and the arts, and other structures of society. Through this curriculum, students are provided the skills that will allow them to understand religions as a part of the study of human history and traditional and nontraditional values. The department offers both a major and a minor, allowing students to investigate religious phenomena in depth and encouraging connections with other areas of the humanities and social sciences.

A minor in Religious Studies (REL) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school,
  • completion of 15 credit hours of Religious Studies courses, with a minimum grade of C in each course,
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/updatemajor/

Minor Requirements:

  • 3 credits at the 100/ 200 level
  • 6 credits at the 300/ 400 level
  • 6 credits of any level