Religion Minor


18 credits in minor courses, including:

Introductory Level. 1 course/3 credits in REL numbered 1000 to 19903
Theories of Religion. 1-2 courses/3-6 credits from:3-6
Interpretation of Religion
Religious Literacy
Intermediate Level. Up to 3 additional credits in REL numbered 2000 to 29900-3
Advanced Level. 1 additional course/3 credits in REL numbered 3000 to 3990 or REL 49903
Open Level. 6 additional credits from the following:6
REL numbered 1000 to 1990, or 2000 to 2990, or 3000 to 3990, or REL 4990
Drugs, Demons, & Dancing
Independent Study
Teaching Assistantship
Undergraduate Research
REL 2065: Religious Literacy Practicum cannot be counted toward the minor.


Ineligible Major: Religion

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two minors.

Courses for the minor and/or its pre/co-requisites that are cross-listed in the catalog or schedule of courses under another course prefix may be taken under that other prefix and still count for these requirements.

With the approval of the chair/director, courses that applied to the minor in previous years but have since been deactivated may be applied to this year’s minor requirements if they are reactivated.

For a Bachelor of Arts degree, no more than 45 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation. For a Bachelor of Science degree, the maximum is 50 credits.

At least half of the credits used to complete minor requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.