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Minor in Religious Studies

Drexel University’s minor in Religious Studies is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the study of religions across time and place. Students learn about religions from a global perspective — examining world religions, folk religions and alternative religions — and reflect on the search for meaning in the varied perspectives present in belief systems. The Religious Studies minor reflects the scholarship of faculty across the humanities and social science departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, equipping students with discrete yet overlapping disciplinary models.

WHY MINOR IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES?

As the 21st century demonstrates, religious beliefs are increasingly intertwined with events around the world. For students in diverse disciplines, many of the courses are useful in preparation for activities in an increasingly connected world.

The flexibility of the minor permits students to truly build on their own interests. With its broad focus, it is ideal for students with individual interests in religious studies, both personal and professional.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES MINOR REQUIREMENTS

The Religious Studies minor includes core courses and electives across many of the College’s departments. New courses have also been specifically designed for this minor, and are listed as special topics courses. Recent special topics courses include T180: The Historical Jesus in the history department and the anthropology course T280: Secularism and Spirituality. Please refer to the Drexel University course catalog to view the full list of program offerings, special topics courses and requirements.

APPLY TO DREXEL AND EARN A RELIGIOUS STUDIES MINOR

If you have questions about the Religious Studies minor, please contact Barbara Hornum, PhD, director of the minor, at hornumbg@drexel.edu, or Kate Hughes, global studies associate director and academic adviser, at khughes@drexel.edu. Ready to start your journey toward a religious studies minor? Apply now, or visit campus to learn more about life at Drexel.

Prospective Student Inquiries

Please send inquiries to coas@drexel.edu or call us at 215.895.1805. We look forward to hearing from you.