Religion, Minor

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Overview

As an interdisciplinary religion minor, you will learn about the theology and rituals of different faiths and how religions contribute to—and complicate—politics, cultures, ethics, literatures, histories, questions, and society. You will learn about religion in a variety of ways, including historical, ethnographic, philosophical, textual, ethical, journalistic, psychological, artistic, and sociological approaches. You will also develop your skills as a reader, writer, researcher, and thinker. This minor will inspire you to deepen your understanding of what it has meant (and still means) to be human.

Religion, Minor

Where You'll Go

Declaring a religion minor allows you to explore other areas of interest and make interdisciplinary connections, and minors complement your major. By declaring a minor, you will have the skills to find a job in fields that value analytic, research, reading, and writing skills, and that benefit from an understanding of diverse perspectives. Your career choices may include law, business, medicine, education, teaching, social work, and public policy.

Minor Details

The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023–24 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.

Minor Requirements (15 Credits)

Fifteen credits from courses listed in the program’s offerings, each completed with a grade of C or higher, including Religion 3003 (this course is the same as CLAS 3246) or 3005 (this course is the same as HIST 3373) or Classics 3237 (this course is the same as History 3310) or an equivalent course agreed upon by the program director.

Twelve of these credits must be completed at Brooklyn College. Students should meet with the program director to plan a sequence of courses suited to their individual interests or career plans.


Andrew Arlig, Program Director

3311 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5000, ext. 3228

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