Religious Studies

Religious Studies Minor
Religious Studies focuses on providing an understanding of the world’s diverse religions, their beliefs, and traditions. The relationship between religion and culture is closely examined to gain a better understanding of how religion affects politics, art, science, and other aspects of society. Research is done through multiple disciplines such as: philosophy, anthropology, sociology, history, and more.
Degree Types: Minor

About the Program

You might like this program if…

  • You are interested in exploring the complexities of the diverse religions of the world.
  • You hope to examine how religion has influenced local and global communities, from antiquity through present-day.
  • You would like to pursue a career in the humanities and hope to use a minor in Religious Studies to broaden your knowledge of diverse cultures.


  • World Religions
  • Religions of the East
  • Jewish and Christian Religions
  • Hinduism
  • Norse Religion

Out-of-Classroom Experiences

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Business, Government, Law, Medicine, Social Work

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This program is housed in the Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
 at Penn State University Park.
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