Add a Religious Studies Minor to Your Degree

Note: information below are requirements based on entering during the following calendar years: 2011-2012; 2012-2013; 2013-2014

Requirements for the Minor in Religious Studies

Students in the 40-course (120.0 credit hours) Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) program may declare a minor in Religious Studies, to be completed in addition to their major.

The opportunity to declare a minor in Religious Studies is available for students in the BA, BSc, or BASc program, in addition to the following majors:

Single discipline majors, except Religious Studies,
General Major in the Humanities, provided Religious Studies is not one of the disciplinary streams,
General Major in the Sciences,
General Major in the Social Sciences,

Note: The minor in Religious Studies is not available to students in the Combined Degrees programs (i.e., BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt), Post-Diploma programs, or the BA, BSc, or BASc as second degree.

Note: Students choosing to complete the minor in Religious Studies with the BASc degree program may need to complete more than the minimum 40 courses for the BASc depending on the choice of majors.

For the minor in Religious Studies, students must complete a minimum of six courses (18.0 credit hours) in Religious Studies, including at least one Religious Studies course (3.0 credit hours) at the 3000 level.

Required courses:
Religious Studies 1000 - Introduction to World Religions

Eastern Religions
One of:

Religious Studies 2100 - The Hindu Tradition
Religious Studies 2200 - The Buddhist Tradition
Religious Studies 2300 - East Asian Religions

Western Religions
One of:

Religious Studies 2400 - Judaism
Religious Studies 2450 - Bible Survey
Religious Studies 2500 - Christianity
Religious Studies 2600 - Islam

One of*:
Religious Studies 2000 - Dimensions of Religion (Series)
Religious Studies 3000 - Studies in Religious Traditions (Series)
Religious Studies 4000 - Seminars in Religious Studies (Series)
Religious Studies 4001 - Concepts and Methods in the Study of Religion
* A maximum of one course from this list may be used towards the Minor in Religious Studies

Plus two additional courses in Religious Studies

Note: Independent Study (Religious Studies 2990, 3990, 4990) or Applied Studies (Religious Studies 2980, 3980, 4980) courses may not be counted towards the minor.

Note: Students may not double count courses required for the Minor in Religious Studies in fulfilling requirements for their major. The six Religious Studies courses comprising the minor must be distinct from any such major requirements.

For students who complete the required six Religious Studies courses, the Minor in Religious Studies will be acknowledged on the official transcript.