Religious Studies, Minor
A minor in religious studies encourages students to engage in a comparative, cross-cultural exploration of religions and cultures that complements a variety of undergraduate majors while promoting a deeper understanding of human nature and interaction. Students may pursue the minor in religious studies with regional, national, hemispheric, global and a variety of thematic emphases.
The minor in religious studies consists of 18 credit hours, at least 12 of which must be in the upper division. At least six upper division hours must be in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. All courses must be passed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00). REL 207 Ritual, Symbol, and Myth (3) is required. For minor verification and assistance in course selection, students must consult an academic advisor in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies.
Students who wish to pursue a minor in religious studies may do so with the permission of the department, school or college of their major as well as an advisor in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies.
Students in most majors may pursue one or more minors and, upon successful completion of the prescribed course work, have that accomplishment officially recognized on the ASU transcript at graduation if the college (and, in certain colleges, the academic unit) of the student's major allows the official recognition of the minor and the college and academic unit of the minor officially certifies, through established verification procedures, that all requirements for the minor have been met.
A student wishing to pursue a specific minor should consult an academic advisor in the unit offering that minor to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. The student should also consult with an academic advisor in the college or department of the major to make sure the college or department of the major allows the recognition of the minor.
Note: Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate either by the college or department of the major or minor. Courses taken as part of a minor may not count toward both the major degree and the minor. Please contact the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies for more information.