About the Program

A minor in religious studies deepens students’ understanding of the various religious traditions and their own religious beliefs and values.

About the Philosophy Department

B221 Buckham Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5136
Fax: (716) 878-4697
https://philosophy.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Required Courses (15 credit hours)
PHI 324 ZEN BUDDHISM 3
PHI 335 GOD AND RELIGION 3
REL 104 INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES 3
REL 321 WORLD RELIGIONS 3
REL 360 WESTERN MONOTHEISM 3

Electives (3 credit hours)
Select 3 credit hours from the following: 3
ANT 381 RELIGION, MAGIC, AND CULTURE
ENG 130 BIBLICAL AND CLASSICAL LITERATURE
ENG 330 LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE
FAR 250 ART HISTORY I
FAR 251 ART HISTORY II
FAR 359 HIGH RENAISSANCE AND MANNERISM
FLA 337 GREEK AND ROMAN MYTHOLOGY
or MCL 337 GREEK AND ROMAN MYTHOLOGY
HIS 313/PSC 345 POLITICS AND HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
HIS 383 HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY FROM 1500 - PRESENT
HIS 405 REFORMATION
PHI 102 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
PHI 204 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
PHI 221 PHILOSOPHY AND YOGA
PHI 310 HISTORY OF ETHICS
REL 105 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN THOUGHT
REL 107 INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
REL 121 INTRODUCTION TO JEWISH THOUGHT
REL 205 INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT
REL 206 INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT
REL 303 WOMEN IN GLOBAL RELIGIONS
REL 306 WRITINGS OF JOHN
REL 329 CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN THOUGHT
REL 332 MYSTICISM
SOC 328 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION

Total Credit Hours 18
No student may declare a minor in the same discipline as their major, therefore, a Philosophy major may not declare a philosophy minor.