Religious Studies Minor

Throughout the world, different religious views continue to influence and shape individuals and entire countries in profound ways.

This minor provides a solid foundation in the study of the world’s religions. Choose minor elective courses from three separate areas of study. Gain an introduction to the study of religion. Choose a specific religion on which to focus, complemented by coursework on Western religions.

Through your experiences in and outside the classroom, you will investigate religion from its psychological, sociological, anthropological, artistic, ethical or metaphysical dimensions. Discover how religious views throughout the ages have influenced virtually every discipline. Whether you consider yourself a religious person or not, this major allows you to think more broadly and critically, write more clearly, and be more thoughtful in your discussion of the world. The minor complements any discipline and prepares students for advanced degrees or any career path in which detailed cultural knowledge is an asset, including education, nonprofits, diplomacy, law and business. View minor requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Why Towson University?

Small Class Sizes

Small classes taught by experienced faculty give you a real opportunity to interact with your instructors and fellow classmates.


The beautiful 322-acre campus is in close proximity to a number of places of worship and museums that provide a historical perspective on philosophy and religion.  


Scholarships are available specifically for religious studies students. Learn more about all of the department’s scholarship opportunities.