Religious Studies (REL), Minor

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

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Minimum Grade Point Average in Minor Coursework: 2.50
Total Hours: 18

Awarding of the Religious Studies minor is subject to course availability.

Minor Requirements
Select 6 hours from the following: 6
Introduction to World Religions (HI)
The Old Testament and its Study (H)
The New Testament and Its Study (H)
Religion in Film (H)
Religion and the Body: Sports, Medicine and Sexuality (H)
Religion in America (DH)
Select 3 hours upper-division non-Western religion from the following:3
Medieval Islamic History (H)
Asian Philosophy (HI)
Indian Philosophy
East Asian Philosophy
Asian Religions (HI)
Islam: History, Culture and Beliefs (HI)
The Religions of Native Americans (DH)
The World of Islam: Cultural Perspectives (HI)
Understanding Global Islam (HI)
Religion and Conflict in the Middle East (HI)
Select 9 upper-division hours with at least 6 hours of REL coursework and up to 3 hours from the following course options:9
History of Classical Art (H)
History of Italian Renaissance Art (H)
History of Baroque Art (H)
History of Northern Renaissance Art
Early Medieval Art: Saints, Martyrs, Pagans (H)
Court and Cloister: Medieval Art 1050-1400 (H)
The Arts of Spain and the Spanish World (H)
The Visual Culture of the Islamic World (HI)
Mythology (H)
Native American Literature (DH)
Studies in Early American Literature
Studies in Chaucer or Milton
Ancient Egypt and Israel (H)
Ancient Mesopotamia: Iraq, Iran & Syria from 4000-333 B.C. (H)
The Medieval World, 500-1500 (H)
Renaissance, 1350-1517 (H)
Absolutism and Enlightenment, 1648-1789
Popular Religion in the West, 1300-1700 (H)
Reformation Europe, 1517-1648 (H)
Minorities and Diversity in the Middle East (H)
Earthly Powers: Politics and Religion in Modern Europe
Sorcerers, Saints and Heretics: Religion in the Medieval World (H)
Medieval Philosophy (H)
Philosophy of Religion (H)
Creation and Evolution
Perspectives on Death and Dying (H)
Religion, Culture and Society
Total Hours18

Additional OSU Requirements

Undergraduate Minors

  • An undergraduate minor must include between fifteen and thirty hours, inclusive of undergraduate coursework.
  • A minimum of six credit hours for the minor must be earned in residence at OSU.
  • The courses required for a minor may be included in the course requirements for any undergraduate degree or they may be in addition to degree requirements, depending on the overlap between the minor and degree requirements. However, an undergraduate minor must be earned in an academic field other than the student's declared degree option. The minor may not duplicate the degree major or option (for example, a student who earns a BA in Art with an Art History option may earn a minor in Studio Art but not Art History).
  • A student generally follows the minor requirements associated with his or her matriculation year or newer requirements that have been established since matriculation. The time limit for following requirements from a given academic year is six years.

For additional information on requirements on minors, click here.