A Powerful and Persistent Phenomenon

Religious Studies Minor

Religion has played a central role in virtually all civilizations and cultures. Throughout history, religion has expressed humanity’s deepest questions, such as how to explain human suffering and injustices, as well as the true meaning of life. While technology and science have changed our view of the world radically, religion persists. We still find religion everywhere, in film, in popular music and in our own neighborhoods. We discover religion at the center of global issues and cultural conflict. No matter what your beliefs, religion is a phenomenon that calls for better understanding.

Why Choose Religious Studies at SU?

The religious studies minor at Salisbury University offers students the opportunity to study the nature of religion from a variety of scholarly perspectives: anthropology, English, history, philosophy and sociology.

The religious studies minor consists of a minimum of five courses, with at least three at the 300/400 level. Only one course may be used to meet a General Education requirement, and at least three courses must be completed at SU. Grades of C or better are required in all courses applicable to the minor.

Students in the religious studies minor must complete one of the following core courses:

  • IDIS 250 Comparative Religions


  • HIST 210 Introduction to World Religions

Students must also select a minimum of four courses from the various perspectives of study, from at least three different departments. For a complete list of course requirements, see the program checklist below.

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