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In the Religious Studies minor, you’ll take classes that examine different religions and worldviews from a Christian perspective. The program provides a broad understanding of world religions to help graduates engage respectfully as Christians in today’s pluralistic culture.

What can I do with this degree?

The minor in religious studies builds a foundation for further studies or careers in:

  • Law
  • Business and finance
  • Government and public service
  • Biblical and theological studies, including seminary education and pastoral ministry
  • Journalism and broadcasting
  • Social work
  • Philosophy

What skills will I develop?

  • Public speaking
  • Critical thinking
  • Writing
  • Research
  • Data evaluation
  • Cross-cultural understanding
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Contextualized analysis

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in the R.E.A.L. Experience—a program specifically designed to help you gain the relevant, hands-on experience employers desire—so that when you graduate, you’ll be as impressive in practice as you are on paper.

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

Study abroad is an excellent way to experience and engage with other world religions. In addition to the many available off-campus study options, the minor offers a specific study-abroad course experience in Thailand. The Interm term (January) trip provides opportunity to learn about and engage with the diverse religious landscape that includes Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and other traditional religions of Thailand.

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