The religious studies minor introduces students to the world's religious traditions. Within the minor, students may focus on the religious traditions of Asia, those of the Near (Middle) East, or comparative aspects of religion.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must earn a minimum grade of 2.00 in each course applied to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: RELI

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Core Course

Select one course from the following:3
The Human Religious Experience (Mason Core)
Introduction to Religions of the "West" (Mason Core)
Introduction to Religions of Asia (Mason Core)
Total Credits3


Select five elective courses in religious studies 115
Total Credits15

At least three courses must be at the 300 level or above.