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 $10,000 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), Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 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

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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 Science in Nursing
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.

Religious Studies

Bachelor of Science in Education (Non-Certifiable)
  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.
  3. EDC 345(3) may be used to substitute for three hours of Religious Studies electives in the BSEd minor.