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Religious & Theological Studies

Learn about the Minor


Minor in Religious and Theological Studies

The program for a minor in religious and theological studies is designed to help the students round out their academic careers with an understanding and intellectual grasp of religion as a part of human life and its development, and consists in any four courses in religious and theological studies beyond the introductory course (RTS 1100, RTS 1001 or RTS 1000/15xx).  The minor in Religious and Theological Studies requires completing a minimum of 14 credits at the 2000 level or above.


Minor in Science and Religion

Religion and science are two of the most powerful influences on human society and culture, and so it is a major premise of this interdisciplinary minor that achieving basic literacy in both areas is desirable for anyone who wishes to understand contemporary Western society. But this minor goes further in that it encourages students to investigate the variety of ways one can think about how these two areas of human activity are related to each other.

 The minor in science & religion will require the completion of a minimum of 18 credits and a minimum of five courses as stipulated below.

  1.  One required course: RTS 2700 Science and Religion
  2. Two Science courses:  Students in this minor must take one course from each of two of the following departments: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
  3. Two electives from the following list (only one can be in ethics/values):


Minor in Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations

Religious ignorance is a luxury no one can afford. Religion (like sex, money and power) is one of the great motivators of human behavior. People do amazing and horrific things all in the name of their god(s).  Those who minor in Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations study how these three great faiths have interacted over the centuries, not simply out of an interest in history, but also out of concern for our future.

The Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations minor consists of 5 courses and interfaith justice work.

There are three required components: