About the Program

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

The courses in our religious studies minor have three objectives:

1. To supplement courses from other disciplines so that students from all majors can deepen their understanding of courses in their chosen fields of study.

2. To enhance our students' abilities to find employment in areas requiring the ability to work with people from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds.

3. To develop our students’ abilities to interact and communicate with individuals in various social environments.

Philosophy majors may declare the religious studies minor, with the understanding that requirements for both programs must be individually met.

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
HIS 313/PSC 345 POLITICS AND HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
HIS 405 REFORMATION
MCL 337 GREEK AND ROMAN MYTHOLOGY
PHI 221 PHILOSOPHY AND YOGA
REL 105 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN THOUGHT
REL 107 INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
REL 121 INTRODUCTION TO JEWISH THOUGHT
SOC 328 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION

Total Credit Hours 18