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College Of Arts And Sciences
Religious Studies
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Why Religious Studies?

The minor in Religious Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of religion in its many forms and aspects. To the variety of religious traditions, both living and historical, the program brings the techniques and questions of philosophy, history, literature, and the human sciences. Designed for flexibility in meeting students' interests and needs, the Religious Studies program offers a minor and a variety of electives useful for broadening one's knowledge of religious phenomena, for supplementing the major program in many related fields of humanities and social science, and for meeting general education requirements.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Philosophy
  • Literature
  • History
  • Human Sciences

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Hinduism
  • Judaism 
  • Christianity
  • Islam

ADMISSION INFO:

The minor in Religious Studies consists of 18 credits, nine of which must be at the upper-division level. The program is designed to ensure a grasp of problems of method and the critical use of sources in the study of religion.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Research & Communications Intern
  • Theology Teacher
  • Islamic Studies Research Scholar
  • Instructional Assistant

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • United Nations Development Program
  • Regis Jesuit High School 
  • New York University 
  • Grand Canyon University 

Interested in this Minor?

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Chair: William Chittick

Office: 1046 Humanities

Phone: (631) 632-7690

College Of Arts And Sciences
Religious Studies
Back to all Programs

Why Religious Studies?

The minor in Religious Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of religion in its many forms and aspects. To the variety of religious traditions, both living and historical, the program brings the techniques and questions of philosophy, history, literature, and the human sciences. Designed for flexibility in meeting students' interests and needs, the Religious Studies program offers a minor and a variety of electives useful for broadening one's knowledge of religious phenomena, for supplementing the major program in many related fields of humanities and social science, and for meeting general education requirements.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Philosophy
  • Literature
  • History
  • Human Sciences

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Hinduism
  • Judaism 
  • Christianity
  • Islam

ADMISSION INFO:

The minor in Religious Studies consists of 18 credits, nine of which must be at the upper-division level. The program is designed to ensure a grasp of problems of method and the critical use of sources in the study of religion.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Research & Communications Intern
  • Theology Teacher
  • Islamic Studies Research Scholar
  • Instructional Assistant

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • United Nations Development Program
  • Regis Jesuit High School 
  • New York University 
  • Grand Canyon University 

Interested in this Minor?

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Chair: William Chittick

Office: 1046 Humanities

Phone: (631) 632-7690

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