Take a short glimpse into the world of the unknown! Expand your knowledge about diverse religions and ways of thinking with a minor in religious studies. You will have the opportunity to design a more personal look into a range of topics. Learn about life’s big questions, the nature of religion, as well as how these topics are present in the world around you!

  • The secret ingredient: Learn the skills that all employers are hunting for. Religious studies teach “hard skills” of writing, reading, and conducting organized research and “soft skills” like communication, learning to adapt to new environments, and understanding diverse backgrounds.
  • Religion beyond religion: Experience religion from any perspective, whether you are religious or not, and learn about how religion shapes our everyday lives.
  • Beyond the now: Religious studies majors typically score better on their graduate school tests than those who are not in the humanities.
  • Sprinkle it in! A minor in religious studies requires only 15 credits of time with lifelong education and experience!

The religious studies minor has a structure that will adapt to your personal needs. Religious studies minors are required to take 15 credits worth of classes, one of which must be either RELIG 205 or 210, with at least 9 credits at the 300+ level. 9 of these credits may not be used to reach any other department, college, or university requirement. See the Religious Studies Minor in the ISU catalog for the detailed program requirements, or talk to an advisor.