Religious Studies Minor

Religious Studies

Undergraduate Minor

Program Delivery

On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Total Credits

18 Credits

About the Minor

The Minor in Religious Studies teaches students to examine and analyze religious beliefs and practices within their cultural, political, and historical contexts. Students graduate with a firm grasp of religion as expressed through its cultural artifacts in different times and places, a foundation that is crucial to understanding human individuals and societies in the past, present, and future.  

Housed in the Philosophy Department, this interdisciplinary minor incorporates departments across the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. A minimum of 18 credits is required for the minor, 9 of which must be from upper-level courses (3000 and higher). There is one required course (PHIL 1100) that should be taken early in the student’s coursework. Students must receive a grade of C or better for a course to count toward the minor. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Jeff Scholes ( 

Focus of Study

The focus of the Religious Studies minor at UCCS is to further student's understanding of history through religious beliefs and practices, and their cultural, political, and historical contexts.

Program Requirements for Admission

For specific details regarding the application process, please visit the UCCS Admissions Details page.

Requirements for Religious Studies Minor