Religious Studies, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N820

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

Students must successfully complete at least 18 hours of coursework in Religious Studies, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level. Students must take one of the introductory courses listed in Section I of the Religious Studies major requirements, then choose the remaining 15 hours from among the list of approved courses for the major.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement.

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Department of Religious Studies.

Required Courses

Introductory Courses
Choose one of the following:3
Religion in Everyday Life
Philosophy and Human Destiny, East and West
PHIL 2403
Introduction to Religious Studies
Special Topics in Introduction to Religious Studies
Introduction to Comparative Religion
Religion, Culture, and the Meaning of Life
Choose 15 hours, from among the list of approved courses for the major, including at least 9 upper-division hours15
Total Credit Hours18
  • Minors in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.
  • Approved February 2010