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Religious Studies

The minor in Religious Studies emphasizes the interdisciplinary study of religion, drawing on courses and instructors from multiple departments across the university. The program is designed to provide students with a broad framework for studying and appreciating religion. Students who meet the program requirements gain an understanding of some of the main ideas found in the world's religions and learn how a variety of academic disciplines approach the study of religion from diverse perspectives.

Why Study Religious Studies?

As a Religious Studies minor, you won't just learn about different religions; you'll encounter exciting new perspectives on what it means to be religious and what it means to study religion. As a Religious Studies minor, you'll challenge your own preconceptions, come to appreciate religious diversity, and make discoveries that will change the way you think, while studying with inspiring professors from across multiple disciplines.

Are you interested in religion? Do you hope to study religion after you graduate? Would you consider a career in ministry, or in global outreach, or in international relations? Do you think that knowing something about other people's cultures and ideas would help you navigate the business world? Do you just wish you knew more about how other people see the world? If you've said "yes" to any of these questions, then the Religious Studies minor is for you.

Application Information

Minors can only be declared by current Illinois State students. Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on

Application Period

Applications always accepted.

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