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Minor in Religious Studies

Minor in Religious Studies

A Religious Studies minor is a complement to many majors throughout the University. Students contemplating the minor are invited to consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. The undergraduate student services associate in Bldg. 70 can also field questions regarding the declaration procedure within the department.

Degree Requirements

A minor in Religious Studies requires a minimum of 30 units. Students are encouraged to focus their program of study either on a religious tradition or on a theme that cuts across traditions. In consultation with their advisers, students may design the minor in Religious Studies to complement their major. The minor must be declared no later than the last day of the quarter, two quarters before degree conferral.

Required Courses for the Minor

  1. One course (at least 3 units) from courses numbered 1-49, including approved Thinking Matters or Introductory Seminars. IHUM courses with Religious Studies content taught prior to 2012-13 also fulfill this requirement.
  2. One course (at least 3 units) from courses numbered 50-99.
  3. At least 14 of the remaining units should be at the intermediate and advanced level (above 100), including at least one 200-level seminar course.

Additional Regulations

  1. All units must be in Religious Studies courses unless an exception is made by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
  2. With the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, one language course relating to the student's program of study (such as Arabic, Biblical Hebrew, New Testament Greek, Chinese, Persian, or Japanese), but not counted towards the University language requirement, may be counted toward the minor.
  3. No course may be taken on a 'S/NC' or 'CR/NC' basis.
  4. Students may not take all courses in one religious tradition.
  5. One course in directed reading (RELIGST 199 Individual Work) may be counted towards the minor.