Minor in Religious Studies

Catalog Year: 2024-2025


The religious studies minor introduces students to the world's religious traditions. Within the minor, students may focus on the religious traditions of Asia, those of the Near (Middle) East, or comparative aspects of religion.

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

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Core Course

Select one course from the following: 3
The Human Religious Experience (Mason Core)
Introduction to Religions of the "West" (Mason Core)
Introduction to Religions of Asia (Mason Core)
Total Credits 3


Select five elective courses in religious studies 1 15
Total Credits 15

At least three courses must be at the 300 level or above.