Missouri State University

Religious Studies Minor

Religious Studies Minor

Develop skills for a lifetime

If you have a strong interest in religions and want to develop skills that employers value, a minor in religious studies will serve you well. Our minors have a global outlook, good communication abilities and excellent interpersonal skills. You will gain training to think analytically and to read, write and speak effectively. These skills can help you adjust to and succeed in a rapidly changing workplace.

The department of religious studies also offers more than $8,000 in scholarships to majors and minors every year. This minor can be paired with a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education (Non-Certifiable) or Bachelor of Social Work degree.

Students from virtually every field of study at Missouri State have received a religious studies minor, including the following:

  • Anthropology 
  • Art
  • Communication
  • Computer information systems
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • English
  • Finance and general business
  • History
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Sociology

Minor requirements

The religious studies minor is at least an 18-hour program. The required courses include:

Religious Studies

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Social Work
  1. REL 100(3); REL 101(3) or 102(3); REL 210(3)

  2. Plus nine hours of Religious Studies electives to include at least six hours of courses at the 300-level or higher to total 18 hours in minor.