Religion Minor


To enter the minor, students should submit a request via the Major/Minor/Certificate Declaration link in their portfolio and e-mail the chair of their interest.


Students wishing to complete the minor must take five courses, arranged as
  • RELI151 with a grade of B- or higher
  • Two courses in at least two areas of “Historical Traditions,” as listed in our Description of Programs in Religion. In this category there are both survey courses (generally numbered at the 200-level) and seminars (generally numbered at the 300-level).
  • Two additional courses of the student’s choice. One of these courses may include RELI398, though this is not required.
  • The department will accept, as one of the courses for the minor, either one course taken abroad or one course that is cross listed but not taught by members of the department.
Generally, tutorials and student forums do not count, though the chair may count one after hearing compelling reasons from the student.
Religion courses must be taken for credit with standard letter grading, though special cases may be considered by the chair.