Religious Studies - Minor

The interdisciplinary Religious Studies Minor at Texas A&M University encourages students to explore the many ways people experience and articulate the sacred. The Religious Studies Minor offers students the opportunity to better understand how religion addresses core concerns about human existence across cultures.

Students who minor in Religious Studies select from a range of courses that match their interests and goals from a variety of disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students have the opportunity to study specific religious traditions, to approach religion through the study of rituals, symbols, and literature, and to examine religion as a human phenomenon situated in culture and history. Topics of study include the history of religious traditions, religion in contemporary life, religion in the arts and literature, and many other topics. Students gain perspective on the complexity of religious thought and practices in world cultures. 

The Religious Studies Minor emphasizes a number of skills that are important to success in the workplace and as a citizen of the world: critical thinking, problem solving, cultural understanding, and written, oral, and visual communication. The ability to understand the significance of religion at individual, interpersonal, social, and cultural levels can serve students in nearly every career path, even those that do not focus on religion.  The skills that students learn through the study of religion as a human endeavor provide an intellectual foundation for any future career.