May 19, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin

Religious Studies Minor

Owen Smith, coordinator
Boynton Building, Room 208B
Phone: (936) 468-2367

Advisory Committee

Kelly Salsbery (philosophy), Jill Carrington (art)


The 18-hour minor in religious studies intends to acquaint students with the rich history and continuing relevance of the world's religious traditions. As an interdisciplinary minor, religious studies integrates the interactions between religion and other spheres of human activity, such as art, music, literature and politics. Students pursuing the religious studies minor will gain a deeper understanding of religion as an impulse, a practice and a historical force.

Minor in Religious Studies

Required Courses:

Elective Courses: (9 hours)

  • •A maximum of nine hours of the entire minor may come from one discipline.
  • •At least three disciplines (as indicated by the course prefix) must be represented in the minor.
  • •Topics courses may be applied toward the requirements for this minor, but only if they are directly related to religious studies.
  • •All substitutions for required and elective courses must be approved by the director of the Division of
  • Multidisciplinary Programs.

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